James 5:15

“And the prayer of faith shall save the sick, and the Lord shall raise him up; and if he have committed sins, they shall be forgiven him.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And the prayer of Faith shall saue the sicke, and the Lord shall raise him vp: and if hee haue committed sinnes, they shall be forgiuen him.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

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.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

and the prayer of faith shall save him that is sick, and the Lord shall raise him up; and if he have committed sins, it shall be forgiven him.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And by the prayer of faith the man who is ill will be made well, and he will be lifted up by the Lord, and for any sin which he has done he will have forgiveness.
- Basic English Bible

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.
- Darby Bible

And the prayer of faith will save the sick, and the Lord will raise him up; and if he hath committed sins, they will be forgiven him.
- Webster's Bible

And the prayer of faith will restore the sick man, and the Lord will raise him up to health; and if he has committed sins, they shall be forgiven.
- Weymouth Bible

and the prayer of faith will heal him who is sick, and the Lord will raise him up. If he has committed sins, he will be forgiven.
- World English Bible

and the preier of feith schal saue the sijk man, and the Lord schal make hym liyt; and if he be in synnes, thei schulen be foryouun to hym.
- Wycliffe Bible

and the prayer of the faith shall save the distressed one, and the Lord shall raise him up, and if sins he may have committed, they shall be forgiven to him.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for James 5:15


5:15 And the prayer offered in faith shall save the sick - From his sickness; and if any sin be the occasion of his sickness, it shall be forgiven him.


People's Bible Notes for James 5:15


Jas 5:15 And the prayer of faith shall save the sick. The prayer for the sick must be offered in faith to be effectual. If he have committed sins, they shall be forgiven him. Often our sickness is due to sins against our body. The Lord, who raises the sick in answer to prayer, will forgive these.

Discussion for James 5

  • Lenora Hobbs
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  • F foster
    James 5th chapter: also tells us about healing through fervent prayer, meaning when you want God to do something for you have to pray like you never prayed before. When you anoint yourself with oil your healing don't come from the oil. It comes fr the praying. Anointing means you are being obedient, when he say anoint thou self with oil..
  • Patricia
    I think James is one of the most powerful books of the Bible, it is a perfect example of how we are to be just like Jesus who never offended with his speech but so many of us do and in read- ing James I realize how careful we must be to watch what we say even when we think no one else can hear us.
  • Samuel Mwadziwe
    james5:7-11 urges us to have the patience of Christ who has been patient with us. He will surely reward us at right time. If not now then at least in heaven.
  • Jessica
    What I get out of this is if u are not sharp u could lose your salvation...God have mercy on us all...Praise God and to my brothers in Christ REPENT always..love u all
  • Yes. This is normal but the situation of Paul and Silas is different.They choose to sing instead of praying when they were afflicted.God will want us to go beyond this scripture and praise him in season and out of season. Shalom.

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