JAMES 5:15

KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)

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“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.”

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James 5:15 Translation & Meaning

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And καὶ And, also, even, so then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words And
the The (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom) the
prayer εὐχὴ Properly, a wish, expressed as a petition to God, or in votive obligation prayer
of πίστεως Persuasion, i.e., credence; moral conviction (of religious truth, or the truthfulness of God or a religious teacher), especially reliance upon Christ for salvation; abstractly, constancy in such profession; by extension, the system of religious (Gospel) truth itself of
faith πίστεως Persuasion, i.e., credence; moral conviction (of religious truth, or the truthfulness of God or a religious teacher), especially reliance upon Christ for salvation; abstractly, constancy in such profession; by extension, the system of religious (Gospel) truth itself faith
shall save σώσει To save, i.e., deliver or protect (literally or figuratively) save
the τὸν The (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom) the
sick, κάμνοντα Properly, to toil, i.e., (by implication) to tire (figuratively, faint, sicken) sick
and καὶ And, also, even, so then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words and
the The (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom) the
Lord κύριος· Supreme in authority, i.e., (as noun) controller; by implication, Master (as a respectful title) Lord
shall raise up; ἐγερεῖ To waken (transitively or intransitively), i.e., rouse (literally, from sleep, from sitting or lying, from disease, from death; or figuratively, from obscurity, inactivity, ruins, nonexistence) raise up
him αὐτὸν The reflexive pronoun self, used (alone or in the comparative G1438) of the third person, and (with the proper personal pronoun) of the other persons him
and if κἂν And (or even) if if
he have committed πεποιηκώς To make or do (in a very wide application, more or less direct) committed
sins, ἁμαρτίας A sin (properly abstract) sins
they ἀφεθήσεται To send forth, in various applications (as follow) they
shall be (may, might, can, could, would, should, must, etc.; also with G1487 and its comparative, as well as with other particles) be shall be
forgiven ἀφεθήσεται To send forth, in various applications (as follow) forgiven
him. αὐτῷ The reflexive pronoun self, used (alone or in the comparative G1438) of the third person, and (with the proper personal pronoun) of the other persons him

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  • 13  Is any among you afflicted? let him pray. Is any merry? let him sing psalms.

  • 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:

  • 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.

  • 16  Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much.

  • 17  Elias was a man subject to like passions as we are, and he prayed earnestly that it might not rain: and it rained not on the earth by the space of three years and six months.




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