James 5:16
Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous man has great power to prevail.
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Genesis 41:9, 10
Then the chief cupbearer said to Pharaoh, "Today I recall my failures. . . .

2 Samuel 19:19
and said, "My lord, do not hold me guilty, and do not remember your servant's wrongdoing on the day my lord the king left Jerusalem. May the king not take it to heart.

Matthew 3:6
Confessing their sins, they were baptized by him in the Jordan River.

Matthew 18:15-17
If your brother sins against you, go and confront him privately. If he listens to you, you have won your brother over. . . .

Luke 7:3, 4
When the centurion heard about Jesus, he sent some Jewish elders to ask Him to come and heal his servant. . . .

Acts 19:18
Many who had believed now came forward, confessing and disclosing their deeds.


Colossians 1:9
For this reason, since the day we heard about you, we have not stopped praying for you and asking God to fill you with the knowledge of His will in all spiritual wisdom and understanding,

1 Thessalonians 5:17, 23, 25
Pray without ceasing. . . .

Hebrews 13:18
Pray for us; we are convinced that we have a clear conscience and desire to live honorably in every way.


Genesis 20:17
Then Abraham prayed to God, and God healed Abimelech and his wife and his maidservants, so that they could again bear children--

2 Chronicles 30:20
And the LORD heard Hezekiah and healed the people.

Luke 9:6
So they set out and went from village to village, preaching the gospel and healing people everywhere.

Acts 10:38
how God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and with power, and how Jesus went around doing good and healing all who were oppressed by the devil, because God was with Him.

The effectual.

Genesis 18:23-32
Abraham stepped forward and said, "Will You really sweep away the righteous with the wicked? . . .

Genesis 19:29
So when God destroyed the cities of the plain, He remembered Abraham, and He brought Lot out of the catastrophe that destroyed the cities where he had lived.

Genesis 20:7, 17
Now return the man's wife, for he is a prophet; he will pray for you and you will live. But if you do not restore her, be aware that you will surely die--you and all who belong to you." . . .

Genesis 32:28
Then the man said, "Your name will no longer be Jacob, but Israel, because you have struggled with God and with men, and you have prevailed."

Exodus 9:28, 29, 33
Pray to the LORD, for there has been enough of God's thunder and hail. I will let you go; you do not need to stay any longer." . . .

Exodus 17:11
As long as Moses held up his hands, Israel prevailed; but when he lowered them, Amalek prevailed.

Exodus 32:10-14
Now leave Me alone, so that My anger may burn against them and consume them. Then I will make you into a great nation." . . .

Numbers 11:2
And the people cried out to Moses, and he prayed to the LORD, and the fire died down.

Numbers 14:13-20
But Moses said to the LORD, "The Egyptians will hear of it, for by Your strength You brought this people from among them. . . .

Numbers 21:7-9
Then the people came to Moses and said, "We have sinned by speaking against the LORD and against you. Intercede with the LORD to take the snakes away from us." So Moses interceded for the people. . . .

Deuteronomy 9:18-20
Then I fell down before the LORD for forty days and forty nights, as I had done the first time. I did not eat bread or drink water because of all the sin you had committed in doing what was evil in the LORD's sight and provoking Him to anger. . . .

Joshua 10:12
On the day the LORD gave the Amorites over to the Israelites, Joshua spoke to the LORD in the presence of Israel: "O sun, stand still over Gibeon, O moon, over the Valley of Aijalon."

1 Samuel 12:18
So Samuel called to the LORD, and on that day the LORD sent thunder and rain. As a result, all the people greatly feared the LORD and Samuel.

1 Kings 13:6
Then the king responded to the man of God, "Intercede with the LORD your God and pray that my hand may be restored." So the man of God interceded with the LORD, and the king's hand was restored to him as it was before.

1 Kings 17:18-24
"O man of God, " said the woman to Elijah, "what have you done to me? Have you come to remind me of my iniquity and cause the death of my son?" . . .

2 Kings 4:33-35
So he went in, closed the door behind the two of them, and prayed to the LORD. . . .

2 Kings 19:15-20
And Hezekiah prayed before the LORD: "O LORD, God of Israel, enthroned between the cherubim, You alone are God over all the kingdoms of the earth. You made the heavens and the earth. . . .

2 Kings 20:2-5
Then Hezekiah turned his face to the wall and prayed to the LORD, . . .

2 Chronicles 14:11, 12
Then Asa cried out to the LORD his God: "O LORD, there is no one besides You to help the powerless against the mighty. Help us, O LORD our God, for we rely on You, and in Your name we have come against this multitude. O LORD, You are our God. Do not let a mere mortal prevail against You." . . .

2 Chronicles 32:20-22
In response, King Hezekiah and the prophet Isaiah son of Amoz cried out to heaven in prayer, . . .

Job 42:8
So now, take seven bulls and seven rams, go to My servant Job, and sacrifice a burnt offering for yourselves. Then My servant Job will pray for you, for I will accept his prayer and not deal with you according to your folly. For you have not spoken accurately about Me, as My servant Job has."

Psalm 10:17, 18
You have heard, O LORD, the desire of the humble; You will strengthen their hearts. You will incline Your ear, . . .

Psalm 34:15
The eyes of the LORD are on the righteous, and His ears are inclined to their cry.

Psalm 145:18, 19
The LORD is near to all who call on Him, to all who call out to Him in truth. . . .

Proverbs 15:8, 29
The sacrifice of the wicked is detestable to the LORD, but the prayer of the upright is His delight. . . .

Proverbs 28:9
Whoever turns his ear away from hearing the law, even his prayer is detestable.

Jeremiah 15:1
Then the LORD said to me: "Even if Moses and Samuel should stand before Me, My heart would not go out to this people. Send them from My presence, and let them go.

Jeremiah 29:12, 13
Then you will call upon Me and come and pray to Me, and I will listen to you. . . .

Jeremiah 33:3
Call to Me and I will answer and show you great and unsearchable things you do not know.

Daniel 2:18-23
urging them to plead for mercy from the God of heaven concerning this mystery, so that Daniel and his friends would not be killed with the rest of the wise men of Babylon. . . .

Daniel 9:20-22
While I was speaking, praying, confessing my sin and that of my people Israel, and presenting my petition before the LORD my God concerning His holy hill-- . . .

Hosea 12:3, 4
In the womb he grasped his brother's heel, and in his vigor he wrestled with God. . . .

Matthew 7:7-11
Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. . . .

Matthew 21:22
If you believe, you will receive whatever you ask in prayer."

Luke 11:11-13
What father among you, if his son asks for a fish, will give him a snake instead? . . .

Luke 18:1-8
Then Jesus told them a parable about their need to pray at all times and not lose heart: . . .

John 9:31
We know that God does not listen to sinners, but He does listen to the one who worships Him and does His will.

Acts 4:24-31
When the believers heard this, they lifted up their voices to God with one accord. "Sovereign Lord, " they said, "You made the heaven and the earth and the sea and everything in them. . . .

Acts 12:5-11
So Peter was kept in prison, but the church was fervently praying to God for him. . . .

1 John 3:22
and we will receive from Him whatever we ask, because we keep His commandments and do what is pleasing in His sight.

a righteous.

Romans 3:10
As it is written: "There is no one righteous, not even one.

Romans 5:19
For just as through the disobedience of the one man the many were made sinners, so also through the obedience of the one man the many will be made righteous.

Hebrews 11:4, 7
By faith Abel offered God a better sacrifice than Cain did. By faith he was commended as righteous when God gave approval to his gifts. And by faith he still speaks, even though he is dead. . . .

Parallel Verses
New American Standard Bible
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.

King James Bible
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.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
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.

International Standard Version
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.

NET Bible
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.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
But be confessing your offenses one to another, and pray one for another to be healed, for the power of the prayer which a righteous person prays is great.
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