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,

New American Standard Bible
My brethren, if any among you strays from the truth and one turns him back,

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

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

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

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

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

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

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,

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

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

Jubilee Bible 2000
Brethren, if any of you have erred from the truth, and someone should convert him;

King James 2000 Bible
Brethren, if any of you do err from the truth, and one convert him;

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

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

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

Darby Bible Translation
My brethren, if any one among you err from the truth, and one bring him back,

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

Webster's Bible Translation
Brethren, if any one of you should err from the truth, and one should convert him;

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,
Study Bible
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 in your hearts bitter jealousy and selfish ambition, 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.







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

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

if
ἐάν (ean)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 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 Greek 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 Greek 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 Greek 4771: You. The person pronoun of the second person singular; thou.

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

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

the
τῆς (tēs)
Article - Genitive Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 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 Greek 225: From alethes; truth.

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

someone
τις (tis)
Interrogative / Indefinite Pronoun - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 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 Greek 1994: From epi and strepho; to revert.
(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. 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.
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