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Verses We Love – a Comparison of James 5:16

James 5:16

So admit your sins to each other, and pray for each other so that you will be healed. Prayers offered by those who have God’s approval are effective.
GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)
Meaning-for-Meaning (Closest Natural Equivalence)

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.
New American Standard Bible (NASB)
Word-for-Word (Form Equivalence)

Confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so God can heal you. When a believing person prays, great things happen.
New Century Version (NCV)

Thought-for-Thought (Function Equivalence)

If you have sinned, you should tell each other what you have done. Then you can pray for one another and be healed. The prayer of an innocent person is powerful, and it can help a lot.
Contemporary English Version (CEV)
Paraphrase (Retelling)

Visit our Bible Translation Guide for more information about the major differences between the clear, natural English of GOD’S WORD and other translations.


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