James 5:14

“Is any sick among you? let him call for the elders of the church; and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord:”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Is any sicke among you? let him call for the Elders of the Church, and let them pray ouer him, anointing him with oyle in the Name of the Lord:
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Is anyone among you sick? {Then} he must call for the elders of the church and they are to pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord;
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Is any among you sick? Let him call for the elders of the church; and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord:
- American Standard Version (1901)

Is anyone among you ill? let him send for the rulers of the church; and let them say prayers over him, putting oil on him in the name of the Lord.
- Basic English Bible

Is any sick among you? let him call to [him] the elders of the assembly, and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of [the] Lord;
- Darby Bible

Is any sick among you? let him call for the elders of the church; and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord:
- Webster's Bible

Is any one ill? Let him send for the Elders of the Church, and let them pray over him, after anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord.
- Weymouth Bible

Is any among you sick? Let him call for the elders of the assembly, and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord,
- World English Bible

If ony of you is sijk, lede he in preestis of the chirche, and preie thei for hym, and anoynte with oile in the name of the Lord;
- Wycliffe Bible

is any infirm among you? let him call for the elders of the assembly, and let them pray over him, having anointed him with oil, in the name of the Lord,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for James 5:14


5:14 Having anointed him with oil - This single conspicuous gift, which Christ committed to his apostles, #Mark 6:13|, remained in the church long after the other miraculous gifts were withdrawn. Indeed, it seems to have been designed to remain always; and St. James directs the elders, who were the most, if not the only, gifted men, to administer at. This was the whole process of physic in the Christian church, till it was lost through unbelief. That novel invention among the Romanists, extreme unction, practised not for cure, but where life is despaired of, bears no manner of resemblance to this.


People's Bible Notes for James 5:14


Jas 5:14 Is any sick among you. In the early church, when miraculous gifts were imparted by the laying on of apostolic hands "as a sign to unbelievers" (see 1Co 14:22), one of these was the gift of healing. Let him call for the elders. In most early churches founded by the apostles some one of the elders would have this gift. There is no more reason for the descent of this gift to our times than of any other miraculous power. Let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord. This passage, then, describes what was peculiar to the early church. The sick were anointed by the elders with oil, a symbol of the Spirit, which effected the healing, hands were laid, and prayer offered. See Mr 6:13 Isa 1:6 Lu 10:34.

Discussion for James 5

  • Felicia
    Verse 17
    The Bible says Elijah was a man like us. From where we stand that's not convincing Elijah was prayerful God performed miracles by Elijah He was OT hero He also met with Jesus and Moses on the Mt of Trasns. (Matt 17:1-5) However he went into depression after defeating Baal's prophets Why? b'cos he was a man like us At least we can imitate Elijah's prayer life Let's make some efforts.
  • Bruce
    Study His Word from Genesis to Revelation's show yourself approved. It is your safeguard so if others miss quote Scripter or print it wrong you will know. Stay near the Cross. Bring others with you.
  • Steve morrow
    ( CONTINUED ) AWAY FROM THE HOPE OF THE GOSPEL WHICH YOU HAVE HEARD AND WHICH WAS PREACHED TO EVERY CREATURE WHICH IS UNDER HEAVEN WHEREOF I PAUL AM MADE A MINISTER -- COLOSSIANS 3:1 ---if---you then be risen with CHRIST seek those things which are above where CHRIST sitteth on the right hand of GOD---help us JESUS that we would not be false teachers and that we would teach your words in your name
  • Steve morrow
    ROMANS 6:8 NOW ---IF---WE BE DEAD WITH CHRIST WE BELIEVE THAT WE SHALL ALSO LIVE WITH HIM colossians 1:21 and you that were sometime alienated and enemies in your mind by wicked works yet now hath HE reconciled 22 in the body of HIS flesh through death to present you holy and unblameable and unreproveable in HIS sight 23 ----IF----YOU CONTINUE IN THE FAITH GROUNDED AND SETTLED AND BE NOT MOVED....
  • Steve morrow
    james 5:19 brethren --IF-- any of you do err from the truth and one convert him 5:20 let him know that he which converteth the sinner from the error of his way shall save a soul from death and shall hide a multitude of sins john 15:9as the Father hath loved ME so have I loved you continue ye in MT love 9:10 ---IF--- you keep MY commandments you shall abide in MY love even as I have kept MY ....
  • Steve morrow
    oh my LORD KING I ask and confess of my gluttony that you would help me to be like king david help me I pray also that I would have many fastings in your name JESUS I PRAY ASK PSALM 109:24 MY KNEES ARE WEEK THROUGH FASTING AND MY FLESH FAILETH OF FATNESS 2 Corinthians 11:27 in weariness and painfulness in watchings often in hunger and thirst in fastings often in cold and in nakedness romans 2:21thou therefore which teachest another teachest thou not thyself thou that preachest a man should not steal dost thou steal ACTS 3:26 UNTO YOU FIRST GOD HAVING RAISED UP HIS SON JESUS SENT HIM TO BLESS YOU IN TURNING EVERYONE OF YOU FROM HIS INIQIUTIES----THANKS MY LORD JESUS FOR THE CLEANSING YOU ARE DOING IN ME AND FOR THAT WHICH YOU WILL FINISH --- THANK YOU FOR THE OBEDIENCE YOU HAVE ESTABLISHED IN ME IN PRAYING ACCORDING TO THE FATHERS WILL-------PROVERBS 28:9 HE THAT TURNETH AWAY HIS EAR FROM HEARING THE LAW EVEN HIS PRAYER SHALL BE AN ABOMINATION -------PSALM 66:18 IF I REGARD INIQUITY IN MY HEART THE LORD WILL NOT HEAR ME

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