James 5:18
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New International Version
Again he prayed, and the heavens gave rain, and the earth produced its crops.

New Living Translation
Then, when he prayed again, the sky sent down rain and the earth began to yield its crops.

English Standard Version
Then he prayed again, and heaven gave rain, and the earth bore its fruit.

Berean Study Bible
Again he prayed, and the heavens gave rain, and the earth yielded its crops.

Berean Literal Bible
And he prayed again, and the heaven gave rain, and the earth produced its fruit.

New American Standard Bible
Then he prayed again, and the sky poured rain and the earth produced its fruit.

King James Bible
And he prayed again, and the heaven gave rain, and the earth brought forth her fruit.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Then he prayed again, and the sky gave rain and the land produced its fruit.

International Standard Version
Then he prayed again, and the skies poured out rain, and the ground produced its crops.

NET Bible
Then he prayed again, and the sky gave rain and the land sprouted with a harvest.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And he prayed again, and the skies gave rain and the land yielded its fruit.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Then he prayed again. It rained, and the ground produced crops.

New American Standard 1977
And he prayed again, and the sky poured rain, and the earth produced its fruit.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And he prayed again, and the heaven gave rain, and the earth brought forth her fruit.

King James 2000 Bible
And he prayed again, and the heavens gave rain, and the earth brought forth its fruit.

American King James Version
And he prayed again, and the heaven gave rain, and the earth brought forth her fruit.

American Standard Version
And he prayed again; and the heaven gave rain, and the earth brought forth her fruit.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And he prayed again: and the heaven gave rain, and the earth brought forth her fruit.

Darby Bible Translation
and again he prayed, and the heaven gave rain, and the earth caused its fruit to spring forth.

English Revised Version
And he prayed again; and the heaven gave rain, and the earth brought forth her fruit.

Webster's Bible Translation
And he prayed again, and the heaven gave rain, and the earth brought forth its fruit.

Weymouth New Testament
Again he prayed, and the sky gave rain and the land yielded its crops.

World English Bible
He prayed again, and the sky gave rain, and the earth brought forth its fruit.

Young's Literal Translation
and again he did pray, and the heaven did give rain, and the land did bring forth her fruit.
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
5:12-18 The sin of swearing is condemned; but how many make light of common profane swearing! Such swearing expressly throws contempt upon God's name and authority. This sin brings neither gain, nor pleasure, nor reputation, but is showing enmity to God without occasion and without advantage It shows a man to be an enemy to God, however he pretends to call himself by his name, or sometimes joins in acts of worship. But the Lord will not hold him guiltless that taketh his name in vain. In a day of affliction nothing is more seasonable than prayer. The spirit is then most humble, and the heart is broken and tender. It is necessary to exercise faith and hope under afflictions; and prayer is the appointed means for obtaining and increasing these graces. Observe, that the saving of the sick is not ascribed to the anointing with oil, but to prayer. In a time of sickness it is not cold and formal prayer that is effectual, but the prayer of faith. The great thing we should beg of God for ourselves and others in the time of sickness is, the pardon of sin. Let nothing be done to encourage any to delay, under the mistaken fancy that a confession, a prayer, a minister's absolution and exhortation, or the sacrament, will set all right at last, where the duties of a godly life have been disregarded. To acknowledge our faults to each other, will tend greatly to peace and brotherly love. And when a righteous person, a true believer, justified in Christ, and by his grace walking before God in holy obedience, presents an effectual fervent prayer, wrought in his heart by the power of the Holy Spirit, raising holy affections and believing expectations and so leading earnestly to plead the promises of God at his mercy-seat, it avails much. The power of prayer is proved from the history of Elijah. In prayer we must not look to the merit of man, but to the grace of God. It is not enough to say a prayer, but we must pray in prayer. Thoughts must be fixed, desires must be firm and ardent, and graces exercised. This instance of the power of prayer, encourages every Christian to be earnest in prayer. God never says to any of the seed of Jacob, Seek my face in vain. Where there may not be so much of miracle in God's answering our prayers, yet there may be as much of grace.
Study Bible
The Prayer of Faith
17Elijah was a man just like us. He prayed earnestly that it would not rain, and it did not rain on the land three and a half years. 18Again he prayed, and the heavens gave rain, and the earth yielded its crops. 19My brothers, if one of you should wander from the truth and someone should bring him back,…
Cross References
1 Kings 18:42
So Ahab went up to eat and drink. But Elijah went up to the top of Carmel; and he crouched down on the earth and put his face between his knees.

1 Kings 18:45
In a little while the sky grew black with clouds and wind, and there was a heavy shower. And Ahab rode and went to Jezreel.
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