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

  • Eric
    Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done, as in heaven, so in earth. Give us day by day our daily bread. And forgive us our sins for we also forgive every one that is indebted to us. And lead us not into temptation but deliver us from evil.
  • Daphne
    Matthew 16:18. I am so greatful because the Gates of Hell shall not prevail against the Church. The enemy will try to distroy the Church, but we must rejoice that God's word is true and sure. Bless His Holy Name.
  • Eugene
    Satan attacks the Christians to destroy the Church of God. Let us pray for our churches and pastors that they continue the work of God. Amen!
  • Hakeemkazeem
    God is good he did not want any of us to perish
  • BSP
    Verse 20 shows that we should be concerned about the faith of others and that we can help others to even save their relationship and lives with God if we help them turn back from their bad ways.
  • Jody
    I think it's great for understanding the purpose and requirements of living as a Christian

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