James 5:20
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New International Version
remember this: Whoever turns a sinner from the error of their way will save them from death and cover over a multitude of sins.

New Living Translation
you can be sure that whoever brings the sinner back will save that person from death and bring about the forgiveness of many sins.

English Standard Version
let him know that whoever brings back a sinner from his wandering will save his soul from death and will cover a multitude of sins.

Berean Study Bible
consider this: Whoever turns a sinner from the error of his way will save his soul from death and cover over a multitude of sins.

Berean Literal Bible
let him know that the one having brought back a sinner from the error of his way will save his soul from death, and will cover over a multitude of sins.

New American Standard Bible
let him know that he who turns a sinner from the error of his way will save his soul from death and will cover a multitude of sins.

King James Bible
Let him know, that he which converteth the sinner from the error of his way shall save a soul from death, and shall hide a multitude of sins.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
let him know that whoever turns a sinner from the error of his way will save his life from death and cover a multitude of sins.

International Standard Version
you may be sure that whoever brings a sinner back from his wrong path will save his soul from death and cover a multitude of sins.

NET Bible
he should know that the one who turns a sinner back from his wandering path will save that person's soul from death and will cover a multitude of sins.

New Heart English Bible
let him know that he who turns a sinner from the error of his way will save his soul from death, and will cover a multitude of sins.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Let him know that he who turns a sinner from the error of his way gives life to his soul from death and blots out the multitude of his sins.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Realize that whoever brings a sinner back from the error of his ways will save him from death, and many sins will be forgiven.

New American Standard 1977
let him know that he who turns a sinner from the error of his way will save his soul from death, and will cover a multitude of sins.

Jubilee Bible 2000
let that one know, that whosoever causes the sinner to convert from the error of his way shall save a soul from death and shall cover a multitude of sins.

King James 2000 Bible
Let him know, that he who converts the sinner from the error of his way shall save a soul from death, and shall hide a multitude of sins.

American King James Version
Let him know, that he which converts the sinner from the error of his way shall save a soul from death, and shall hide a multitude of sins.

American Standard Version
let him know, that he who converteth a sinner from the error of his way shall save a soul from death, and shall cover a multitude of sins.

Douay-Rheims Bible
He must know that he who causeth a sinner to be converted from the error of his way, shall save his soul from death, and shall cover a multitude of sins.

Darby Bible Translation
let him know that he that brings back a sinner from [the] error of his way shall save a soul from death and shall cover a multitude of sins.

English Revised Version
let him know, that he which converteth a sinner from the error of his way shall save a soul from death, and shall cover a multitude of sins.

Webster's Bible Translation
Let him know, that he who converteth a sinner from the error of his way will save a soul from death, and will hide a multitude of sins.

Weymouth New Testament
let him know that he who brings a sinner back from his evil ways will save the man's soul from death and throw a veil over a multitude of sins.

World English Bible
let him know that he who turns a sinner from the error of his way will save a soul from death, and will cover a multitude of sins.

Young's Literal Translation
let him know that he who did turn back a sinner from the straying of his way shall save a soul from death, and shall cover a multitude of sins.
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
5:19,20 It is no mark of a wise or holy man, to boast of being free from error, or to refuse to acknowledge an error. And there is some doctrinal mistake at the bottom of every practical mistake. There is no one habitually bad, but upon some bad principle. This is conversion; to turn a sinner from the error of his ways, not merely from one party to another, or from one notion and way of thinking to another. There is no way effectually and finally to hide sin, but forsaking it. Many sins are hindered in the party converted; many also may be so in others whom he may influence. The salvation of one soul is of infinitely greater importance than preserving the lives of multitudes, or promoting the welfare of a whole people. Let us in our several stations keep these things in mind, sparing no pains in God's service, and the event will prove that our labour is not in vain in the Lord. For six thousand years He has been multiplying pardons, and yet his free grace is not tired nor grown weary. Certainly Divine mercy is an ocean that is ever full and ever flowing. May the Lord give us a part in this abundant mercy, through the blood of Christ, and the sanctification of the Spirit.
Study Bible
Restoring a Sinner
19My brothers, if one of you should wander from the truth and someone should bring him back, 20consider this: Whoever turns a sinner from the error of his way will save his soul from death and cover over a multitude of sins.
Cross References
Proverbs 10:12
Hatred stirs up strife, But love covers all transgressions.

Proverbs 11:30
The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life, And he who is wise wins souls.

Proverbs 17:9
He who conceals a transgression seeks love, But he who repeats a matter separates intimate friends.

Romans 11:14
in the hope that I may provoke my own people to jealousy and save some of them.

1 Corinthians 1:21
For since in the wisdom of God, the world through its wisdom did not know Him, God was pleased through the foolishness of what was preached to save those who believe.

James 1:21
Therefore, get rid of all moral filth and every expression of evil, and humbly receive the word planted in you, which can save your souls.

James 5:15
And the prayer offered in faith will restore the one who is sick. The Lord will raise him up. If he has sinned, he will be forgiven.

1 Peter 4:8
Above all, love one another deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins.
Treasury of Scripture

Let him know, that he which converts the sinner from the error of his way shall save a soul from death, and shall hide a multitude of sins.

that he.

James 5:19 Brothers, if any of you do err from the truth, and one convert him;

shall save.

Proverbs 11:30 The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life; and he that wins souls is wise.

Romans 11:14 If by any means I may provoke to emulation them which are my flesh, …

1 Corinthians 9:22 To the weak became I as weak, that I might gain the weak: I am made …

1 Timothy 4:16 Take heed to yourself, and to the doctrine; continue in them: for …

Philemon 1:19 I Paul have written it with my own hand, I will repay it: albeit …

from death.

James 1:15 Then when lust has conceived, it brings forth sin: and sin, when …

Proverbs 10:2 Treasures of wickedness profit nothing: but righteousness delivers from death.

Proverbs 11:4 Riches profit not in the day of wrath: but righteousness delivers from death.

John 5:24 Truly, truly, I say to you, He that hears my word, and believes on …

Revelation 20:6 Blessed and holy is he that has part in the first resurrection: on …

hide.

Psalm 32:1 Blessed is he whose transgression is forgiven, whose sin is covered.

Proverbs 10:12 Hatred stirs up strifes: but love covers all sins.

1 Peter 4:8 And above all things have fervent charity among yourselves: for charity …

CONCLUDING REMARKS ON THE EPISTLE OF JAMES.

James, the son of Alphaeus, the brother of Jacob, and the near relation of our Lord, called also James the Less, probably because he was of lower stature, or younger, than the other James, the son of Zebedee, is generally allowed to be the writer of this Epistle; and the few that have doubted this have assigned very slight reasons for their dissent, and advanced very weak arguments on the other side. It is recorded in ecclesiastical history, and the book of the Acts of the Apostles confirms the fact, that he generally resided at Jerusalem, superintending the churches in that city, and in the neighbouring places, to the end of his life, which was terminated by martyrdom about A.D.

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