James 5:19
New International Version
My brothers and sisters, if one of you should wander from the truth and someone should bring that person back,

New Living Translation
My dear brothers and sisters, if someone among you wanders away from the truth and is brought back,

English Standard Version
My brothers, if anyone among you wanders from the truth and someone brings him back,

Berean Study Bible
My brothers, if one of you should wander from the truth and someone should bring him back,

Berean Literal Bible
My brothers, if anyone among you might wander from the truth, and someone should bring him back,

King James Bible
Brethren, if any of you do err from the truth, and one convert him;

New King James Version
Brethren, if anyone among you wanders from the truth, and someone turns him back,

New American Standard Bible
My brothers and sisters, if anyone among you strays from the truth and someone turns him back,

NASB 1995
My brethren, if any among you strays from the truth and one turns him back,

NASB 1977
My brethren, if any among you strays from the truth, and one turns him back,

Amplified Bible
My brothers and sisters, if anyone among you strays from the truth and falls into error and [another] one turns him back [to God],

Christian Standard Bible
My brothers and sisters, if any among you strays from the truth, and someone turns him back,

Holman Christian Standard Bible
My brothers, if any among you strays from the truth, and someone turns him back,

American Standard Version
My brethren, if any among you err from the truth, and one convert him;

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
My brethren, if any of you will stray from the way of truth, and a man restore him from his error,

Contemporary English Version
My friends, if any followers have wandered away from the truth, you should try to lead them back.

Douay-Rheims Bible
My brethren, if any of you err from the truth, and one convert him:

English Revised Version
My brethren, if any among you do err from the truth, and one convert him;

Good News Translation
My friends, if any of you wander away from the truth and another one brings you back again,

GOD'S WORD® Translation
My brothers and sisters, if one of you wanders from the truth, someone can bring that person back.

International Standard Version
My brothers, if one of you wanders away from the truth and somebody brings him back,

Literal Standard Version
Brothers, if anyone among you may go astray from the truth, and anyone may turn him back,

NET Bible
My brothers and sisters, if anyone among you wanders from the truth and someone turns him back,

New Heart English Bible
My brothers, if any among you wanders from the truth, and someone turns him back,

Weymouth New Testament
My brethren, if one of you strays from the truth and some one brings him back,

World English Bible
Brothers, if any among you wanders from the truth, and someone turns him back,

Young's Literal Translation
Brethren, if any among you may go astray from the truth, and any one may turn him back,

Additional Translations ...
Context
Restoring a Sinner
18Again he prayed, and the heavens gave rain, and the earth yielded its crops. 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
Matthew 18:15
If your brother sins against you, go and confront him privately. If he listens to you, you have won your brother over.

Galatians 6:1
Brothers, if someone is caught in a trespass, you who are spiritual should restore him with a spirit of gentleness. But watch yourself, or you also may be tempted.

1 Timothy 6:10
For the love of money is the root of all kinds of evil. By craving it, some have wandered away from the faith and pierced themselves with many sorrows.

Hebrews 5:2
He is able to deal gently with those who are ignorant and misguided, since he himself is beset by weakness.

James 1:16
Do not be deceived, my beloved brothers.

James 1:19
My beloved brothers, understand this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak, and slow to anger,

James 3:14
But if you harbor bitter jealousy and selfish ambition in your hearts, do not boast in it or deny the truth.


Treasury of Scripture

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

err.

Psalm 119:21,118
Thou hast rebuked the proud that are cursed, which do err from thy commandments…

Proverbs 19:27
Cease, my son, to hear the instruction that causeth to err from the words of knowledge.

Isaiah 3:12
As for my people, children are their oppressors, and women rule over them. O my people, they which lead thee cause thee to err, and destroy the way of thy paths.

and one.

James 5:20
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.

Ezekiel 34:4,16
The diseased have ye not strengthened, neither have ye healed that which was sick, neither have ye bound up that which was broken, neither have ye brought again that which was driven away, neither have ye sought that which was lost; but with force and with cruelty have ye ruled them…

Matthew 18:15
Moreover if thy brother shall trespass against thee, go and tell him his fault between thee and him alone: if he shall hear thee, thou hast gained thy brother.









(19) Brethren.--My brethren, it rather ought to be. The last, and, to some, the dearest of the wise Apostle's remarks, is this on conversion; and it fitly closes his loving and plain-speaking Letter.

If any of you do err . . .--Better thus, If one of you be led away from the truth, and one convert him. It is not the wilful error, so much as the being seduced by others, who draw the unwary from their proper course, till in time they become of themselves "wandering stars, to whom is reserved the blackness of darkness for ever" (Jude 1:13). As the leading away was an act prompted by the devil, so the bringing home is the service of God, and each will have its fit reward. The sinner is riding, as it were, headlong to destruction, when a friend lays hold upon the rein, and literally "converts" him, i.e., turns him round; but, observe, the wanderer is still far from home, and many a weary league must he traverse, even with face turned and kept heavenward, before the end be neared.

Verse 19. - Final exhortation; introduced, as was the opening one (James 1:2), by the emphatic "my brethren." The Received Text omits μου, but it is found in א, A, B, K, Vulgate.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Greek
My
μου (mou)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Genitive 1st Person Singular
Strong's 1473: I, the first-person pronoun. A primary pronoun of the first person I.

brothers,
Ἀδελφοί (Adelphoi)
Noun - Vocative Masculine Plural
Strong's 80: A brother, member of the same religious community, especially a fellow-Christian. A brother near or remote.

if
ἐάν (ean)
Conjunction
Strong's 1437: If. From ei and an; a conditional particle; in case that, provided, etc.

one
τις (tis)
Interrogative / Indefinite Pronoun - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's 5100: Any one, some one, a certain one or thing. An enclitic indefinite pronoun; some or any person or object.

of
ἐν (en)
Preposition
Strong's 1722: In, on, among. A primary preposition denoting position, and instrumentality, i.e. A relation of rest; 'in, ' at, on, by, etc.

you
ὑμῖν (hymin)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Dative 2nd Person Plural
Strong's 4771: You. The person pronoun of the second person singular; thou.

should wander
πλανηθῇ (planēthē)
Verb - Aorist Subjunctive Passive - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 4105: To lead astray, deceive, cause to wander. From plane; to roam.

from
ἀπὸ (apo)
Preposition
Strong's 575: From, away from. A primary particle; 'off, ' i.e. Away, in various senses.

the
τῆς (tēs)
Article - Genitive Feminine Singular
Strong's 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

truth
ἀληθείας (alētheias)
Noun - Genitive Feminine Singular
Strong's 225: From alethes; truth.

and
καὶ (kai)
Conjunction
Strong's 2532: And, even, also, namely.

someone
τις (tis)
Interrogative / Indefinite Pronoun - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's 5100: Any one, some one, a certain one or thing. An enclitic indefinite pronoun; some or any person or object.

should bring him back,
ἐπιστρέψῃ (epistrepsē)
Verb - Aorist Subjunctive Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 1994: From epi and strepho; to revert.


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