Parallel Verses

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.

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 urgent request of a righteous person is very powerful in its effect.

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.

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

Therefore, confess your sins to one another [your false steps, your offenses], and pray for one another, that you may be healed and restored. The heartfelt and persistent prayer of a righteous man (believer) can accomplish much [when put into action and made effective by God—it is dynamic and can have tremendous power].

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.

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.

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;

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 
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

Devotionals

Devotionals about James 5:16

Devotionals containing James 5:16

Images James 5:16

Context Readings

The Effective Prayer Of Faith

15 And the prayer of faith will rescue him who is depressed, and the Lord will rouse him. And if he should be a man who has committed sins, they will be forgiven him. 16 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. 17 Elijah was a man of the same nature as we. And by prayer, he asked for it not to rain, and it did not rain on the earth for three years and six months.


Cross References

Genesis 20:17

And Abraham prayed to God, and God healed Abimelech, and his wife, and his maid-servants. And they bore sons.

Psalm 34:15

The eyes of LORD are toward the righteous, and his ears are [open] to their {prayer (LXX/NT)}.

Numbers 11:2

And the people cried to Moses. And Moses prayed to LORD, and the fire abated.

John 9:31

And we know that God does not listen to sinners, but if any man is a worshiper of God, and does his will, he listens to this man.

Genesis 18:23-32

And Abraham drew near, and said, Will thou consume righteous men with wicked men?

1 Kings 13:6

And the king answered and said to the man of God, Entreat now the favor of LORD thy God, and pray for me that my hand may be restored to me again. And the man of God entreated LORD, and the king's hand was restored to him again, an

2 Kings 19:15-20

And Hezekiah prayed before LORD, and said, O LORD, the God of Israel, who sits [above] the cherubim, thou are the God, even thou alone, of all the kingdoms of the earth. Thou have made heaven and earth.

2 Kings 20:2-5

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

Job 42:8

Now therefore, take to you seven bullocks and seven rams. And go to my servant Job, and offer up for yourselves a burnt-offering. And my servant Job shall pray for you, for him I will accept, that I not deal with you after your fol

Psalm 10:17-18

LORD, thou have heard the desire of the humble. Thou will prepare their heart, thou will cause thine ear to hear,

Proverbs 15:29

LORD is far from the wicked, but he hears the prayer of the righteous.

Matthew 3:6

and they were immersed by him in the Jordan, confessing their sins.

Luke 11:11-13

And which father of you, if the son will ask a loaf, will give him a stone, or also if a fish, in place of a fish will give him a serpent?

Acts 19:18

And many of those who have believed came, confessing, and reporting their practices.

Romans 3:10

as it is written, There is no righteous man, not even one.

1 John 3:22

and whatever we may ask we receive from him, because we keep his commandments and do things pleasing in his sight.

Genesis 19:29

And it came to pass, when God destroyed the cities of the Plain, that God remembered Abraham, and sent Lot out of the midst of the overthrow, when he overthrew the cities in which Lot dwelt.

Genesis 20:7

Now therefore restore the man's wife. For he is a prophet, and he shall pray for thee, and thou shall live. And if thou do not restore her, know thou that thou shall surely die, thou, and all that are thine.

Genesis 32:28

And he said, Thy name shall no more be called Jacob, but Israel, for thou have striven with God and with men, and have prevailed.

Genesis 41:9-10

Then the chief butler spoke to Pharaoh, saying, I do remember my faults this day.

Exodus 9:28-29

Entreat LORD, for there has been enough of [these] mighty thunderings and hail, and I will let you go, and ye shall stay no longer.

Exodus 9:33

And Moses went out of the city from Pharaoh, and spread abroad his hands to LORD, and the thunders and hail ceased, and the rain was not poured upon the earth.

Exodus 17:11

And it came to pass, when Moses held up his hand, that Israel prevailed, and when he let down his hand, Amalek prevailed.

Exodus 32:10-14

Now therefore let me alone, that my wrath may grow hot against them, and that I may consume them. And I will make of thee a great nation.

Numbers 14:13-20

And Moses said to LORD, Then the Egyptians will hear it, for thou brought up this people in thy might from among them,

Numbers 21:7-9

And the people came to Moses, and said, We have sinned, because we have spoken against LORD, and against thee. Pray to LORD, that he take away the serpents from us. And Moses prayed for the people.

Deuteronomy 9:18-20

And I fell down before LORD, as at the first, forty days and forty nights. I neither ate bread nor drank water, because of all your sin which ye sinned, in doing that which was evil in the sight of LORD, to provoke him to anger.

Joshua 10:12

Then Joshua spoke to LORD in the day when LORD delivered up the Amorites before the sons of Israel. And he said in the sight of Israel, Sun, stand thou still upon Gibeon, and thou, Moon, in the valley of Aijalon.

1 Samuel 12:18

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

2 Samuel 19:19

And he said to the king, Let not my lord impute iniquity to me, neither remember thou that which thy servant did perversely the day that my lord the king went out of Jerusalem, that the king should take it to his heart.

1 Kings 17:18-24

And she said to Elijah, What have I to do with thee, O thou man of God? Thou have come to me to bring my sin to remembrance, and to kill my son!

2 Kings 4:33-35

He went in therefore, and shut the door upon the two of them, and prayed to LORD.

2 Chronicles 14:11-12

And Asa cried to LORD his God, and said, LORD, there is none besides thee to help, between the mighty and him who has no strength. Help us, O LORD our God. For we rely on thee, and in thy name we come against this multitude. O LORD

2 Chronicles 30:20

And LORD hearkened to Hezekiah, and healed the people.

2 Chronicles 32:20-22

And Hezekiah the king, and Isaiah the prophet the son of Amoz, prayed because of this, and cried out to heaven.

Psalm 145:18-19

LORD is near to all those who call upon him, to all who call upon him in truth.

Proverbs 15:8

The sacrifice of the wicked is an abomination to LORD, but the prayer of the upright is his delight.

Proverbs 28:9

He who turns away his ear from hearing the law, even his prayer is an abomination.

Jeremiah 15:1

Then LORD said to me, Though Moses and Samuel stood before me, yet my mind would not be toward this people. Cast them out of my sight, and let them go forth.

Jeremiah 29:12-13

And ye shall call upon me, and ye shall go and pray to me, and I will hearken to you.

Jeremiah 33:3

Call to me, and I will answer thee, and will show thee great things, and difficult, which thou know not.

Daniel 2:18-23

that they would desire mercies of the God of heaven concerning this secret, that Daniel and his companions should nor perish with the rest of the wise men of Babylon.

Daniel 9:20-22

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

Hosea 12:3-4

In the womb he took his brother by the heel, and in his manhood he had strength with God.

Matthew 7:7-11

Ask, and it will be given you. Seek, and ye will find. Knock, and it will be opened to you.

Matthew 18:15-17

But if thy brother should sin against thee, go and reprove him between thee and him alone. If he should hear thee, thou have gained thy brother.

Matthew 21:22

And all things, as many as ye may ask in prayer, believing, ye will receive.

Luke 7:3-4

And having heard about Jesus, he sent elders of the Jews to him who asked him that, having come, he would save his bondman.

Luke 9:6

And having departed, they passed through the villages, preaching the good-news, and healing everywhere.

Luke 18:1-8

And he also spoke a parable to them about it being necessary to always pray, and not to give up,

Acts 4:24-31

And those who heard lifted up a voice to God with one accord, and said, Thou Master, the God who made the heaven and the earth and the sea, and all things in them.

Acts 10:38

Jesus of Nazareth--how God anointed him with Holy Spirit and with power, who passed through doing good, and healing all those who were oppressed by the devil, because God was with him.

Acts 12:5-11

Indeed therefore Peter was kept in the prison, but fervent prayer was being made by the church to God for him.

Romans 5:19

For as through the one man's disobedience the many were led sinful, so also through the obedience of the one man the many will be led righteous.

Colossians 1:9

Because of this we also, from the day that we heard, cease not praying for you and making request that ye may be filled with the knowledge of his will in all wisdom and spiritual understanding.

1 Thessalonians 5:17

Pray without ceasing.

1 Thessalonians 5:23

And may the God of peace himself sanctify you thoroughly. And may your spirit and soul and body be preserved complete, blamelessly at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.

1 Thessalonians 5:25

Brothers, pray about us.

Hebrews 11:4

By faith Abel offered to God a better sacrifice than Cain, because of which he was reported to be righteous, God testifying about his gifts, and through it, he who died still speaks.

Hebrews 11:7

By faith Noah, being divinely warned about things not yet seen, moved with awe, prepared an ark for the salvation of his house, through which he condemned the world, and became an heir of righteousness according to faith.

Hebrews 12:13

and make straight paths for your feet, so that what is lame may not be turned away, but may be healed instead.

Hebrews 13:18

Pray about us, for we trust that we have a good conscience, desiring to behave well in all things.

1 Peter 2:24

Who himself took up our sins in his body upon the tree, so that we, having died to sins, might live to the righteousness of him from whose wound ye were healed.

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