James 5:16



Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

Therefore, confess your sins to one another, and pray for one another so that you may be healed The effective prayer of a righteous man can accomplish much.

King James Version

Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much.

Holman Bible

Therefore, confess your sins to one another and pray for one another, so that you may be healed. The intense prayer of the righteous is very powerful.

International Standard Version

Therefore, make it your habit to confess your sins to one another and to pray for one another, so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective.

A Conservative Version

Confess ye the trespasses to each other, and pray for each other so that ye may be healed. A working supplication of a righteous man is very powerful.

American Standard Version

Confess therefore your sins one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed. The supplication of a righteous man availeth much in its working.

Amplified

Confess to one another therefore your faults (your slips, your false steps, your offenses, your sins) and pray [also] for one another, that you may be healed and restored [to a spiritual tone of mind and heart]. The earnest (heartfelt, continued) prayer of a righteous man makes tremendous power available [dynamic in its working].

An Understandable Version

So, confess your sins to one another, and pray for one another to be healed [from sin sickness]. The special request of a righteous person is empowered with [great] effectiveness.

Anderson New Testament

Confess your faults one to another, and pray for one another, that you may be restored to health: the fervent prayer of a righteous man avails much.

Bible in Basic English

So then, make a statement of your sins to one another, and say prayers for one another so that you may be made well. The prayer of a good man is full of power in its working.

Common New Testament

Therefore, confess your sins to one another, and pray for one another so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous man is powerful and effective.

Daniel Mace New Testament

confess then to one another the offences you have committed, and pray for one another, that you may be healed; the fervent prayer of a virtuous man has great influence.

Darby Translation

Confess therefore your offences to one another, and pray for one another, that ye may be healed. The fervent supplication of the righteous man has much power.

Godbey New Testament

Therefore confess your sins to one another, and pray for one another, in order that you may be healed: the inward working prayer of a righteous man avails much.

Goodspeed New Testament

So confess your sins to one another and pray for one another, so that you may be cured. An upright man can do a great deal by prayer when he tries.

John Wesley New Testament

Confess your faults one to another, brethren, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed: the fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

Confess your faults one to another and pray one for another that ye may be whole. The effectual prayer of the righteous is very powerful.

Julia Smith Translation

Acknowledge your faults to one another, and pray for one another, that ye might be healed. The prayer of the just, being energetic, is very powerful.

King James 2000

Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that you may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man avails much.

Lexham Expanded Bible

Therefore confess your sins to one another, and pray for one another, so that you may be healed. The effective prayer of a righteous person accomplishes much.

Modern King James verseion

Confess faults to one another, and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous one avails much.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Knowledge your faults one to another: and pray one for another, that ye may be healed. The prayer of a righteous man availeth much, if it be fervent.

Moffatt New Testament

So confess your sins to one another and pray for one another, that you may be healed; the prayers of the righteous have a powerful effect.

Montgomery New Testament

So confess your sins one to another, and pray for one another, that you may be healed. For the fervent prayer of a righteous man is mighty in its working.

NET Bible

So confess your sins to one another and pray for one another so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person has great effectiveness.

New Heart English Bible

Therefore confess your sins to one another, and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The prayer of the righteous person is powerfully effective.

New simplified Bible

Confess therefore your sins one to another, and pray one for another, that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous man helps much.

Noyes New Testament

Confess your trespasses to one another, and pray for one another, that ye may be healed. The earnest prayer of a righteous man availeth much.

Sawyer New Testament

Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that you may be cured, for the prayer of the righteous operates with great power.

The Emphasized Bible

Be openly confessing, therefore, one to another, your sins, and be praying in each other's behalf, - that ye may be healed. Much availeth, the supplication of a righteous man, when it is energised:

Thomas Haweis New Testament

Confess your offences one to another, and pray for one another, that ye may be healed. The energetic prayer of a righteous man is mightily prevalent.

Twentieth Century New Testament

Therefore, confess your sins to one another and pray for one another, that you may be cured. Great is the power of a good man's fervent prayer.

Webster

Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of the righteous man availeth much.

Weymouth New Testament

Therefore confess your sins to one another, and pray for one another, so that you may be cured. The heartfelt supplication of a righteous man exerts a mighty influence.

Williams New Testament

So practice confessing your sins to one another, and praying for one another, that you may be cured. An upright man's prayer, when it keeps at work, is very powerful.

World English Bible

Confess your offenses to one another, and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The insistent prayer of a righteous person is powerfully effective.

Worrell New Testament

Confess, therefore, your sins one to another, and pray for one another, that ye may be healed. A righteous man's inwrought supplication avails much.

Worsley New Testament

Confess your faults one to another, and pray for one another, that ye may be healed: the fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much.

Youngs Literal Translation

Be confessing to one another the trespasses, and be praying for one another, that ye may be healed; very strong is a working supplication of a righteous man;

Verse Picture

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
ἐξομολογέω 
Exomologeo 
Usage: 8

παράπτωμα 
Paraptoma 
Usage: 17

ἀλλήλων 
Allelon 
Usage: 85

and

and , also , even , both , then , so , likewise , not tr. , , vr and
Usage: 0

εὔχομαι 
Euchomai 
wish , pray , can wish , I would
Usage: 7

one
ἀλλήλων 
Allelon 
Usage: 85

for
ὑπέρ 
Huper 
Usage: 138

ἀλλήλων 
Allelon 
Usage: 85

ὅπως 
Hopos 
that , how , to , so that , when , because
Usage: 43

ye may be healed
ἰάομαι 
Iaomai 
Usage: 26

ἐνεργέω 
Energeo 
Usage: 21

δέησις 
Deesis 
Usage: 19

of a righteous man
δίκαιος 
Dikaios 
Usage: 57

ἰσχύω 
Ischuo 
can , be able , avail , prevail , be whole , cannot , can do , may ,
Usage: 19

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Context Readings

The Effective Prayer Of Faith

15 and the prayer offered in faith will restore the one who is sick, and the Lord will raise him up, and if he has committed sins, they will be forgiven him. 16 Therefore, confess your sins to one another, and pray for one another so that you may be healed The effective prayer of a righteous man can accomplish much. 17 Elijah was a man with a nature like ours, and he prayed earnestly that it would not rain, and it did not rain on the earth for three years and six months.


Cross References

Genesis 20:17

Abraham prayed to God, and God healed Abimelech and his wife and his maids, so that they bore children.

Psalm 34:15

The eyes of the LORD are toward the righteous And His ears are open to their cry.

Numbers 11:2

The people therefore cried out to Moses, and Moses prayed to the LORD and the fire died out.

John 9:31

"We know that God does not hear sinners; but if anyone is God-fearing and does His will, He hears him.

Genesis 18:23-32

Abraham came near and said, "Will You indeed sweep away the righteous with the wicked?

1 Kings 13:6

The king said to the man of God, "Please entreat the LORD your God, and pray for me, that my hand may be restored to me " So the man of God entreated the LORD, and the king's hand was restored to him, and it became as it was before.

2 Kings 19:15-20

Hezekiah prayed before the LORD and said, "O LORD, the God of Israel, who are enthroned above the cherubim, You are the God, You alone, of all the kingdoms of the earth. You have made heaven and earth.

2 Kings 20:2-5

Then he turned his face to the wall and prayed to the LORD, saying,

Job 42:8

"Now therefore, take for yourselves seven bulls and seven rams, and go to My servant Job, and offer up a burnt offering for yourselves, and My servant Job will pray for you For I will accept him so that I may not do with you according to your folly, because you have not spoken of Me what is right, as My servant Job has."

Psalm 10:17-18

O LORD, You have heard the desire of the humble; You will strengthen their heart, You will incline Your ear

Proverbs 15:29

The LORD is far from the wicked, But He hears the prayer of the righteous.

Matthew 3:6

and they were being baptized by him in the Jordan River, as they confessed their sins.

Luke 11:11-13

"Now suppose one of you fathers is asked by his son for a fish; he will not give him a snake instead of a fish, will he?

Acts 19:18

Many also of those who had believed kept coming, confessing and disclosing their practices.

Romans 3:10

as it is written, "THERE IS NONE RIGHTEOUS, NOT EVEN ONE;

1 John 3:22

and whatever we ask we receive from Him, because we keep His commandments and do the things that are pleasing in His sight.

Genesis 19:29

Thus it came about, when God destroyed the cities of the valley, that God remembered Abraham, and sent Lot out of the midst of the overthrow, when He overthrew the cities in which Lot lived.

Genesis 20:7

"Now therefore, restore the man's wife, for he is a prophet, and he will pray for you and you will live. But if you do not restore her, know that you shall surely die, you and all who are yours."

Genesis 32:28

He said, "Your name shall no longer be Jacob, but Israel; for you have striven with God and with men and have prevailed."

Genesis 41:9-10

Then the chief cupbearer spoke to Pharaoh, saying, "I would make mention today of my own offenses.

Exodus 9:28-29

"Make supplication to the LORD, for there has been enough of God's thunder and hail; and I will let you go, and you shall stay no longer."

Exodus 9:33

So Moses went out of the city from Pharaoh, and spread out his hands to the LORD; and the thunder and the hail ceased, and rain no longer poured on the earth.

Exodus 17:11

So it came about when Moses held his hand up, that Israel prevailed, and when he let his hand down, Amalek prevailed.

Exodus 32:10-14

"Now then let Me alone, that My anger may burn against them and that I may destroy them; and I will make of you a great nation."

Numbers 14:13-20

But Moses said to the LORD, "Then the Egyptians will hear of it, for by Your strength You brought up this people from their midst,

Numbers 21:7-9

So the people came to Moses and said, "We have sinned, because we have spoken against the LORD and you; intercede with the LORD, that He may remove the serpents from us." And Moses interceded for the people.

Deuteronomy 9:18-20

"I fell down before the LORD, as at the first, forty days and nights; I neither ate bread nor drank water, because of all your sin which you had committed in doing what was evil in the sight of the LORD to provoke Him to anger.

Joshua 10:12

Then Joshua spoke to the LORD in the day when the LORD delivered up the Amorites before the sons of Israel, and he said in the sight of Israel, "O sun, stand still at Gibeon, And O moon in the valley of Aijalon."

1 Samuel 12:18

So Samuel called to the LORD, and the LORD sent thunder and rain that day; and all the people greatly feared the LORD and Samuel.

2 Samuel 19:19

So he said to the king, "Let not my lord consider me guilty, nor remember what your servant did wrong on the day when my lord the king came out from Jerusalem, so that the king would take it to heart.

1 Kings 17:18-24

So she said to Elijah, "What do I have to do with you, O man of God? You have come to me to bring my iniquity to remembrance and to put my son to death!"

2 Kings 4:33-35

So he entered and shut the door behind them both and prayed to the LORD.

2 Chronicles 14:11-12

Then Asa called to the LORD his God and said, "LORD, there is no one besides You to help in the battle between the powerful and those who have no strength; so help us, O LORD our God, for we trust in You, and in Your name have come against this multitude. O LORD, You are our God; let not man prevail against You."

2 Chronicles 30:20

So the LORD heard Hezekiah and healed the people.

2 Chronicles 32:20-22

But King Hezekiah and Isaiah the prophet, the son of Amoz, prayed about this and cried out to heaven.

Psalm 145:18-19

The LORD is near to all who call upon Him, To all who call upon Him in truth.

Proverbs 15:8

The sacrifice of the wicked is an abomination to the LORD, But the prayer of the upright is His delight.

Proverbs 28:9

He who turns away his ear from listening to the law, Even his prayer is an abomination.

Jeremiah 15:1

Then the LORD said to me, "Even though Moses and Samuel were to stand before Me, My heart would not be with this people; send them away from My presence and let them go!

Jeremiah 29:12-13

'Then you will call upon Me and come and pray to Me, and I will listen to you.

Jeremiah 33:3

'Call to Me and I will answer you, and I will tell you great and mighty things, which you do not know.'

Daniel 2:18-23

so that they might request compassion from the God of heaven concerning this mystery, so that Daniel and his friends would not be destroyed with the rest of the wise men of Babylon.

Daniel 9:20-22

Now while I was speaking and praying, and confessing my sin and the sin of my people Israel, and presenting my supplication before the LORD my God in behalf of the holy mountain of my God,

Hosea 12:3-4

In the womb he took his brother by the heel, And in his maturity he contended with God.

Matthew 7:7-11

"Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you.

Matthew 18:15-17

"If your brother sins, go and show him his fault in private; if he listens to you, you have won your brother.

Matthew 21:22

"And all things you ask in prayer, believing, you will receive."

Luke 7:3-4

When he heard about Jesus, he sent some Jewish elders asking Him to come and save the life of his slave.

Luke 9:6

Departing, they began going throughout the villages, preaching the gospel and healing everywhere.

Luke 18:1-8

Now He was telling them a parable to show that at all times they ought to pray and not to lose heart,

Acts 4:24-31

And when they heard this, they lifted their voices to God with one accord and said, "O Lord, it is You who MADE THE HEAVEN AND THE EARTH AND THE SEA, AND ALL THAT IS IN THEM,

Acts 10:38

"You know of Jesus of Nazareth, how God anointed Him with the Holy Spirit and with power, and how He went about doing good and healing all who were oppressed by the devil, for God was with Him.

Acts 12:5-11

So Peter was kept in the prison, but prayer for him was being made fervently by the church to God.

Romans 5:19

For as through the one man's disobedience the many were made sinners, even so through the obedience of the One the many will be made righteous.

Colossians 1:9

For this reason also, since the day we heard of it, we have not ceased to pray for you and to ask that you may be filled with the knowledge of His will in all spiritual wisdom and understanding,

1 Thessalonians 5:17

pray without ceasing;

1 Thessalonians 5:23

Now may the God of peace Himself sanctify you entirely; and may your spirit and soul and body be preserved complete, without blame at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.

1 Thessalonians 5:25

Brethren, pray for us.

Hebrews 11:4

By faith Abel offered to God a better sacrifice than Cain, through which he obtained the testimony that he was righteous, God testifying about his gifts, and through faith, though he is dead, he still speaks.

Hebrews 11:7

By faith Noah, being warned by God about things not yet seen, in reverence prepared an ark for the salvation of his household, by which he condemned the world, and became an heir of the righteousness which is according to faith.

Hebrews 12:13

and make straight paths for your feet, so that the limb which is lame may not be put out of joint, but rather be healed.

Hebrews 13:18

Pray for us, for we are sure that we have a good conscience, desiring to conduct ourselves honorably in all things.

1 Peter 2:24

and He Himself bore our sins in His body on the cross, so that we might die to sin and live to righteousness; for by His wounds you were healed.



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