James 5:16

16 Therefore, 1confess your sins to one another, and pray for one another so that you may be 2healed. 3The effective prayer of a righteous man can accomplish much.

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James 5:16 In-Context

14 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 ;
15 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.
16 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.
17 Elijah was a man with a nature like ours, and he prayed earnestly that it would not rain, and it did not rain on the earth for three years and six months.
18 Then he prayed again, and the sky poured rain and the earth produced its fruit.

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Cross References 3

  • 1. Matthew 3:6; Mark 1:5; Acts 19:18
  • 2. Hebrews 12:13; 1 Peter 2:24
  • 3. Genesis 18:23-32; John 9:31

Footnotes 1

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