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which Christ committed to his apostles, #Mark 6:13|, remained in the church long after the other miraculous gifts were withdrawn.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 5:14

  • Hunter Blake for verse 14
    Calm down guys. Read Luke 10:34, the good Samaritan used oil as a medicine in that time period. It 's medicine added on with faith that matters, why would God tell you not to use what 's available to you? Timothy even says to use wine for ailments 1 Tim 5:23
  • Could somebody point me to the bible passage that says miracles such as healing have stopped occurring? After Jesus rose and ascended, the Holy Spirit came down among us bringing gifts including healing prophecy and tongues . The Holy Spirit is with us, God still works miracles, granted we often try to explain them away as luck and they may not be what we think of as miracles. Faith can move mountains, but remember God also made doctors. God bless you.
  • I have heard from an elder that when asked to do this that someimes God has revealed sin as the culprit while other times God has healed.
  • LaVerne c. Scott- Pickens for verse 14
    Please sent me verses of inspiration healing
  • Clinton for verse 14
    God word is plain and simple to understand.He do not speak in riddles,He speaks so you will understand, yet there are those that try to add to His word or change it to their way of thinking.Where is your faith ? Either believe God or make Him a lie , God is not a man that He should lie Numbers 23 19 Read James 4 8 AMEN and Amen
  • I believe God heals in his own timing and he can use other sources like hospitals and doctors.I also believe that he can use doctors and give them wisdom,so not going to the doctors and asking God to heal you that is one thing,but he has placed in there for a reason

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