When James tells us to confess our trespass, who is the confession being made to?
James 5:14-16 Is anyone among you sick? Let him call for the elders of the church, and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord. And the prayer of faith will save the sick, and the Lord will raise him up. And if he has committed sins, he will be forgiven. Confess your trespasses to one another, and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The effective, fervent prayer of a righteous man avails much. (NKJ)
In the Greek 'one another' is ἀλλήλοις which is a reciprocal pronoun
So is James talking about:
- Going to priest/bishop/elder to confess
- Confessing sin to one another generally
- Confessing your sin to the one you have wronged
- or is there no way to tell hermeneutically