Parallel Verses

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.

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.

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.

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 offered in faith will save the person who is sick. The Lord will raise him up, and if he has committed any sins, he will be forgiven. 16 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. 17 Elijah was a person just like us, and he prayed earnestly for it not to rain, and rain never came to the land for three years and six months.


Cross References

Genesis 20:17

Then Abraham interceded with God, and God healed Abimelech, his wife, and his female servants so they could bear children,

Psalm 34:15

The LORD looks on the righteous, and he listens to their cries.

Numbers 11:2

When the people cried out to Moses, he prayed to the LORD and the fire stopped.

John 9:31

We know that God doesn't listen to sinners, but he does listen to anyone who worships him and does his will.

Genesis 18:23-32

Abraham approached and asked, "Will you actually destroy the righteous along with the wicked?

1 Kings 13:6

"Please!" the king begged the man of God, "Ask the LORD your God and pray for me that my hand may be restored for me!" So the man of God asked the LORD, and the king's hand was immediately and fully restored, just like it had been before.

2 Kings 19:15-20

Then Hezekiah prayed in the presence of the LORD, "LORD God of Israel! You live between the cherubim! You alone are the God of all the kingdoms of the earth. You have fashioned the heavens and the earth.

2 Kings 20:2-5

So Hezekiah turned his face to the wall and prayed to the LORD.

Job 42:8

So take seven bulls and seven rams and bring them to my servant Job. And bring a whole burnt offering for yourselves and my servant Job will pray for you. I'll encourage him by not responding as your disgraceful folly deserves, since you didn't speak about me correctly as did my servant Job."

Psalm 10:17-18

LORD, you heard the desire of the afflicted; you will strengthen them, you will listen carefully,

Proverbs 15:29

The LORD is far away from the wicked, but he hears the prayers of the righteous.

Matthew 3:6

being baptized by him in the Jordan River while they confessed their sins.

Luke 11:11-13

What father among you, if his son asks for bread, would give him a stone, or if he asks for a fish, would give him a snake instead of the fish?

Acts 19:18

Many who became believers kept coming to confess and talk about what they had been doing.

Romans 3:10

As it is written, "Not even one person is righteous.

1 John 3:22

Whatever we request we receive from him, because we keep his commandments and do what pleases him.

Genesis 19:29

And so it was that, when God destroyed the cities of the plain, he remembered Abraham and brought Lot out from the midst of the destruction when he overthrew the cities where Lot had lived.

Genesis 20:7

Now then, return the man's wife. As a matter of fact, he's a prophet and can intercede for you so you'll live. But if you don't return her, be aware that you and all who are yours will certainly die."

Genesis 32:28

"Your name won't be Jacob anymore," the man replied, "but Israel, because you exerted yourself against both God and men, and you've emerged victorious."

Genesis 41:9-10

Then Pharaoh's senior security advisor spoke up. "Maybe I should make a confession.

Exodus 9:28-29

Pray to the LORD! There has been enough of God's thunder and hail! I'll let you go, and you need not stay any longer."

Exodus 9:33

Then Moses went out of the city from Pharaoh and spread out his hands to the LORD. The thunder and hail stopped, and the rain no longer poured out on the land.

Exodus 17:11

Whenever Moses raised his hand, the Israelis prevailed, but when his hand remained at his side, then the Amalekites prevailed.

Exodus 32:10-14

Now let me alone so that my anger may burn against them and that I may consume them, but I'll make a great nation of you."

Numbers 14:13-20

But Moses responded to the LORD, "When Egypt hears that you've brought this people out from among them with a mighty demonstration of power,

Numbers 21:7-9

Then the people approached Moses and admitted, "We've sinned by speaking against the LORD and you. Pray to the LORD, that he'll remove the serpents from us." So Moses prayed in behalf of the people.

Deuteronomy 9:18-20

I fell down in the LORD's presence, just as I had the first 40 days and nights. I did not eat food or drink water because of your sin. You had sinned by committing this evil in the sight of the LORD, thereby provoking him to anger.

Joshua 10:12

Later that day, Joshua spoke to the LORD while the LORD was delivering the Amorites to the Israelis. This is what he said in the presence of Israel: "Sun, be still over Gibeon! Moon, stand in place in the Aijalon Valley!"

1 Samuel 12:18

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

2 Samuel 19:19

Just as the king was about to ford the Jordan River, Gera's son Shimei fell down in front of the king and addressed him, "May your majesty not hold me guilty. Don't remember how your servant did wrong the day your majesty the king left Jerusalem. May the king not let it burden his heart,

1 Kings 17:18-24

"What do we have in common, you man of God?" she accused Elijah. "You came to me so you could uncover my guilt! And you're responsible for the death of my son!"

2 Kings 4:33-35

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

2 Chronicles 14:11-12

Asa cried out to the LORD his God, telling him, "LORD, there is no one except for you to help between the powerful and the weak. So help us, LORD God, because we're depending on you and have come against this vast group in your name. LORD, you are our God. Let no mere mortal man defeat you!"

2 Chronicles 30:20

The LORD listened to Hezekiah and healed the people.

2 Chronicles 32:20-22

Meanwhile, King Hezekiah and Amoz's son Isaiah the prophet were praying about this and crying out to heaven.

Psalm 145:18-19

The LORD remains near to all who call out to him, to everyone who calls out to him sincerely.

Proverbs 15:8

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

Proverbs 28:9

If someone quits listening to the Law even his prayer is detestable.

Jeremiah 15:1

Then the LORD told me, "Even if Moses and Samuel were standing before me, I wouldn't be favorably disposed toward this people. Send them out of my presence! Let them go!

Jeremiah 29:12-13

When you call out to me and come and pray to me, I'll hear you.

Jeremiah 33:3

"Call to me and I'll answer you, and will tell you about great and hidden things that you don't know.'

Daniel 2:18-23

Daniel was seeking mercy, in order to ask about this mystery in the presence of the God of heaven, so that Daniel and his friends might not be executed along with the rest of the advisors of Babylon.

Daniel 9:20-22

"While I was still speaking in prayer, confessing my sin and the sin of my people Israel and placing my request in the presence of the LORD my God on behalf of the holy mountain of God

Hosea 12:3-4

He circumvented his brother in the womb, and as an adult he fought with God.

Matthew 7:7-11

"Keep asking, and it will be given to you. Keep searching, and you will find. Keep knocking, and the door will be opened for you.

Matthew 18:15-17

"If your brother sins against you, go and confront him while the two of you are alone. If he listens to you, you have won back your brother.

Matthew 21:22

You will receive whatever you ask for in prayer, if you believe."

Luke 7:3-4

When the centurion heard about Jesus, he sent some Jewish elders to him to ask him to come and save his servant's life.

Luke 9:6

So they left and went from village to village, spreading the good news and healing diseases everywhere.

Luke 18:1-8

Jesus told his disciples a parable about their need to pray all the time and never give up.

Acts 4:24-31

When they heard this, they all raised their voices to God and said, "Master, you made heaven and earth, the sea, and everything in them.

Acts 10:38

God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and with power, and because God was with him, he went around doing good and healing everyone who was oppressed by the devil.

Acts 12:5-11

So Peter was kept in prison, but earnest prayer to God for him was being offered by the assembly.

Romans 5:19

For just as through one man's disobedience many people were made sinners, so also through one man's obedience many people will be made righteous.

Colossians 1:9

For this reason, since the day we heard about this, we have not stopped praying for you and asking that you may be filled with the full knowledge of God's will with respect to all spiritual wisdom and understanding,

1 Thessalonians 5:17

Continually be prayerful.

1 Thessalonians 5:23

May the God of peace himself make you holy in every way. And may your whole being spirit, soul, and body remain blameless when our Lord Jesus, the Messiah, appears.

1 Thessalonians 5:25

Brothers, pray for us.

Hebrews 11:4

By faith Abel offered to God a better sacrifice than Cain did, and by faith he was declared to be righteous, since God himself accepted his offerings. And by faith he continues to speak, even though he is dead.

Hebrews 11:7

By faith Noah, when warned about things not yet seen, reverently prepared an ark to save his family, and by faith he condemned the world and inherited the righteousness that comes by faith.

Hebrews 12:13

and straighten the paths of your life, so that your lameness may not become worse, but instead may be healed.

Hebrews 13:18

Pray for us, for we are sure that we have a clear conscience and desire to live honorably in every way.

1 Peter 2:24

"He himself bore our sins" in his body on the tree, so that we might die to those sins and live righteously. "By his wounds you have been healed."

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