Parallel Verses

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 
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 shall heal the sick, and the Lord shall raise him up; and if he be one who has committed sins, it shall be forgiven him. 16 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. 17 Elias was a man of like passions to us, and he prayed with prayer that it should not rain; and it did not rain upon the earth three years and six months;


Cross References

Genesis 20:17

And Abraham prayed to God, and God healed Abimelech, and his wife and his handmaids, and they bore children.

Psalm 34:15

The eyes of Jehovah are upon the righteous, and his ears are toward their cry;

Numbers 11:2

And the people cried to Moses; and Moses prayed to Jehovah and the fire abated.

John 9:31

But we know that God does not hear sinners; but if any one be God-fearing and do his will, him he hears.

Genesis 18:23-32

And Abraham drew near, and said, Wilt thou also cause the righteous to perish with the wicked?

1 Kings 13:6

And the king answered and said to the man of God, Intreat now Jehovah thy God, and pray for me, that my hand may be restored to me again. And the man of God intreated Jehovah, and the king's hand was restored to him again, and became as before.

2 Kings 19:15-20

And Hezekiah prayed before Jehovah and said, Jehovah, God of Israel, who sittest between the cherubim, thou, the Same, thou alone art the God of all the kingdoms of the earth: thou hast made the heavens and the earth.

2 Kings 20:2-5

And he turned his face to the wall, and prayed to Jehovah saying,

Job 42:8

And now, take for yourselves 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 will I accept: lest I deal with you after your folly, for ye have not spoken of me rightly, like my servant Job.

Psalm 10:17-18

Jehovah, thou hast heard the desire of the meek, thou hast established their heart: thou causest thine ear to hear,

Proverbs 15:29

Jehovah is far from the wicked; but he heareth the prayer of the righteous.

Matthew 3:6

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

Luke 11:11-13

But of whom of you that is a father shall a son ask bread, and the father shall give him a stone? or also a fish, and instead of a fish shall give him a serpent?

Acts 19:18

And many of those that believed came confessing and declaring their deeds.

Romans 3:10

according as it is written, There is not a righteous man, not even one;

1 John 3:22

and whatsoever we ask we receive from him, because we keep his commandments, and practise the things which are 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

And now, restore the man's wife; for he is a prophet, and will pray for thee, that thou mayest live. And if thou do not restore her, know that thou shalt certainly die, thou and all that is thine.

Genesis 32:28

And he said, Thy name shall not henceforth be called Jacob, but Israel; for thou hast wrestled with God, and with men, and hast prevailed.

Genesis 41:9-10

Then spoke the chief of the cup-bearers to Pharaoh, saying, I remember mine offences this day.

Exodus 9:28-29

Intreat Jehovah that it may be enough, that there be no more thunder of God 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 out his hands to Jehovah; and the thunders and hail ceased, and the rain was not any more poured on the earth.

Exodus 17:11

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

Exodus 32:10-14

And now let me alone, that my anger may burn against them, and I may consume them; and I will make of thee a great nation.

Numbers 14:13-20

And Moses said to Jehovah, Then the Egyptians will hear it; for in thy might thou broughtest up this people from the midst of them;

Numbers 21:7-9

And the people came to Moses and said, We have sinned, in that we have spoken against Jehovah, and against thee: pray to Jehovah that he take away the serpents from us. And Moses prayed for the people.

Deuteronomy 9:18-20

And I fell down before Jehovah, as at the first, forty days and forty nights, I ate no bread and drank no water, because of all your sin which ye had sinned, in doing what is evil in the eyes of Jehovah, to provoke him to anger.

Joshua 10:12

Then spoke Joshua to Jehovah in the day when Jehovah gave up the Amorites before the children of Israel, and he said in the sight of Israel, Sun, stand still upon Gibeon; And thou, moon, in the valley of Ajalon!

1 Samuel 12:18

And Samuel called to Jehovah; and Jehovah sent thunder and rain that day. And all the people greatly feared Jehovah and Samuel.

2 Samuel 19:19

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

1 Kings 17:18-24

And she said to Elijah, What have I to do with thee, O thou man of God? art thou come to me to call mine iniquity to remembrance, and to slay my son?

2 Kings 4:33-35

And he went in and shut the door upon them both, and prayed to Jehovah.

2 Chronicles 14:11-12

And Asa cried unto Jehovah his God, and said, Jehovah, it maketh no difference to thee to help, whether there be much or no power: help us, O Jehovah our God, for we rely on thee, and in thy name have we come against this multitude. Jehovah, thou art our God; let not man prevail against thee.

2 Chronicles 30:20

And Jehovah hearkened to Hezekiah, and healed the people.

2 Chronicles 32:20-22

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

Psalm 145:18-19

Jehovah is nigh unto all that call upon him, unto all that call upon him in truth.

Proverbs 15:8

The sacrifice of the wicked is an abomination to Jehovah; but the prayer of the upright is his delight.

Proverbs 28:9

He that turneth away his ear from hearing the law, even his prayer is an abomination.

Jeremiah 15:1

And Jehovah said unto me, Though Moses and Samuel stood before me, my soul would not turn toward this people. Send 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 unto me, and I will hearken unto you;

Jeremiah 33:3

Call unto me, and I will answer thee, and I will shew thee great and hidden things, which thou knowest not.

Daniel 2:18-23

that they would desire mercies of the God of the heavens concerning this secret; that Daniel and his companions should not perish with the rest of the wise men of Babylon.

Daniel 9:20-22

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

Hosea 12:3-4

He took his brother by the heel in the womb, and in his strength he wrestled with God.

Matthew 7:7-11

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

Matthew 18:15-17

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

Matthew 21:22

And all things whatsoever ye shall ask in prayer, believing, ye shall receive.

Luke 7:3-4

and having heard of Jesus, he sent to him elders of the Jews, begging him that he might come and save his bondman.

Luke 9:6

And going forth they passed through the villages, announcing the glad tidings and healing everywhere.

Luke 18:1-8

And he spoke also a parable to them to the purport that they should always pray and not faint,

Acts 4:24-31

And they, having heard it, lifted up their voice with one accord to God, and said, Lord, thou art the God who made the heaven and the earth and the sea, and all that is in them;

Acts 10:38

Jesus who was of Nazareth: how God anointed him with the Holy Spirit and with power; who went through all quarters doing good, and healing all that were under the power of the devil, because God was with him.

Acts 12:5-11

Peter therefore was kept in the prison; but unceasing prayer was made by the assembly to God concerning him.

Romans 5:19

For as indeed by the disobedience of the one man the many have been constituted sinners, so also by the obedience of the one the many will be constituted righteous.

Colossians 1:9

For this reason we also, from the day we heard of your faith and love, do not cease praying and asking for you, to the end that ye may be filled with the full knowledge of his will, in all wisdom and spiritual understanding,

1 Thessalonians 5:17

pray unceasingly;

1 Thessalonians 5:23

Now the God of peace himself sanctify you wholly: and your whole spirit, and soul, and body be preserved blameless 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 more excellent sacrifice than Cain, by which he obtained testimony of being righteous, God bearing testimony to his gifts, and by it, having died, he yet speaks.

Hebrews 11:7

By faith, Noah, oracularly warned concerning things not yet seen, moved with fear, prepared an ark for the saving of his house; by which he condemned the world, and became heir of the righteousness which is according to faith.

Hebrews 12:13

and make straight paths for your feet, that that which is lame be not turned aside; but that rather it may be healed.

Hebrews 13:18

Pray for us: for we persuade ourselves that we have a good conscience, in all things desirous to walk rightly.

1 Peter 2:24

who himself bore our sins in his body on the tree, in order that, being dead to sins, we may live to righteousness: by whose stripes ye have been healed.

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