Malankara World

What Shall I Do To Be Saved?

By Rev. Dr. Curian Kaniyamparambil

Question 87. In James 5:16, It is said to confess your sins to 'each other'. Where does it say that it should be to a priest?

This sentence is not correct. In the Peshitta-Syriac version, the word used is not sin, but fault. The word fault is used in most of the English (Protestant) translations. Please refer to KJV, Authorized Version, and Scaffold version etc., where the sentence is "Therefore, confess your faults to one another and pray for one another, that you may be healed." (James 5:16).

This means that one has to confess to a person all the faults done to him. If a person has done something against another, then it is a fault. Jesus Christ Himself said this (to reconcile with your opponent) in Matthew 5.

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