The Bible in Its Traditions

James 5:13–18

Byz V S TR Nes

13 Is anyone among you suffering

Vsad? He should pray.

Is anyone in good spirits? He should sing a song of praise.

13c singing Eph 5:19; Col 3:16

14 Is anyone among you sick?

He should summon

Vbring in the presbyters of the church, and they should pray over him,

anointing him with oil in the name of the

Sour Lord.

14d anointing with oil Mk 6:13

15 And the prayer of faith will save

Sheal the sick person,

and the

Sour Lord will raise him up.

And if has committed any sins, it

V Sthey will be forgiven him.

15a faith and healing Mk 2:5; 5:34,36; 6:5–6; 9:23–29 15b raising the sick Mk 5:41 15c–16 Sin, illness and healing Mt 9:1–8 ‖; Ps 103:3

16 Confess, V S Nesthen, Vyour sins to one another

and pray for one another so that you may be healed.

Powerful indeed is the effective

Vpersistent prayer of a righteous person.

17 Elijah was a human, a mortal person like us,

and he prayed fervently that it would not rain V Supon the earth,

and it did not rain upon the earth for three years and six months.

17 Elijah’s prayer 1Kgs 17:1; 18:41–45; Sir 48:3

18 And he prayed again, and heaven gave rain,

and the earth produced its fruit.