do we confess faults or sins to one another?



James 5:16 KJB 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.

The King James Bible correctly says that if we commit an offense against another person, then we are to confess our faults to them.

Corrupt versions such as the NIV, ESV, HCSB, New Living and Amplified follow the Roman Catholic dogma of confessing sins to a priest to receive absolution.

ASV – Confess therefore your sins one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed. The supplication of a righteous man availeth much in its working.

AMP – Therefore, confess your sins to one another [your false steps, your offenses], and pray for one another, that you may be healed and restored. The heartfelt and persistent prayer of a righteous man (believer) can accomplish much [when put into action and made effective by God—it is dynamic and can have tremendous power].

CEB – For this reason, confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of the righteous person is powerful in what it can achieve.

CJB – Therefore, openly acknowledge your sins to one another, and pray for each other, so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective.

CEV – 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.

DLNT – Therefore be confessing-out your sins to one another, and be praying for one another so that you may be healed. A prayer of a righteous person can-do much while working.

DRA – Confess therefore your sins one to another: and pray one for another, that you may be saved. For the continual prayer of a just man availeth much.

ESV – Therefore, confess your sins to one another and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person has great power as it is working.

ESVUK – Therefore, confess your sins to one another and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person has great power as it is working.

EXB – [L?Therefore,] Confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so God can heal you. ·When a believing person prays, great things happen [L?The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective].

GW – 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.

GNT – So then, confess your sins to one another and pray for one another, so that you will be healed. The prayer of a good person has a powerful effect.

HCSB – Therefore, confess your sins to one another and pray for one another, so that you may be healed. The urgent request of a righteous person is very powerful in its effect.

ICB – Confess your sins to each other and pray for each other. Do this so that God can heal you. When a good man prays, great things happen.

ISV – Therefore, make it your habit to confess your sins to one another and to pray for one another, so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective.

PHILLIPS – You should get into the habit of admitting your sins to each other, and praying for each other, so that if sickness comes to you, you may be healed. Tremendous power is made available through a good man’s earnest prayer.

LEB – Therefore confess your sins to one another, and pray for one another, so that you may be healed. The effective prayer of a righteous person accomplishes much.

MSG – Make this your common practice: Confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you can live together whole and healed. The prayer of a person living right with God is something powerful to be reckoned with.

MOUNCE – Therefore confess your sins to one another and pray for one another so that you may be healed. The active prayer of a righteous person has great power.

NOG – 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.

NABRE – Therefore, confess your sins to one another and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The fervent prayer of a righteous person is very powerful.

NASB – 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.

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

NET – So confess your sins to one another and pray for one another so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person has great effectiveness.

NIRV – So confess your sins to one another. Pray for one another so that you might be healed. The prayer of a godly person is powerful. Things happen because of it.

NIV – Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective.

NIVUK – Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective.

NLV – Tell your sins to each other. And pray for each other so you may be healed. The prayer from the heart of a man right with God has much power.

NLT – Confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The earnest prayer of a righteous person has great power and produces wonderful results.

NRSV – Therefore confess your sins to one another, and pray for one another, so that you may be healed. The prayer of the righteous is powerful and effective.

NRSVA – Therefore confess your sins to one another, and pray for one another, so that you may be healed. The prayer of the righteous is powerful and effective.

NRSVACE – Therefore confess your sins to one another, and pray for one another, so that you may be healed. The prayer of the righteous is powerful and effective.

NRSVCE – Therefore confess your sins to one another, and pray for one another, so that you may be healed. The prayer of the righteous is powerful and effective.

NTE – So confess your sins to one another, and pray for one another, that you may be healed. When a righteous person prays, that prayer carries great power.

RSV – Therefore confess your sins to one another, and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous man has great power in its effects.

RSVCE – Therefore confess your sins to one another, and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous man has great power in its effects.

VOICE – So own up to your sins to one another and pray for one another. In the end, you may be healed. Your prayers are powerful when they are rooted in a righteous life.

WYC – Therefore acknowledge ye each to other your sins, and pray ye each for other, that ye be saved [Therefore acknowledge ye one to another your sins, and pray ye for each other, that ye be saved]. For the continual prayer of a just man is much worth.

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