Save the sinner from death (Jas 5:20)

“You should know

That whoever

Brings back

A sinner

From his wandering ways

Will save

The sinner’s soul

From death.

This will cover

A multitude of sins.”

γινώσκετε ὅτι ὁ ἐπιστρέψας ἁμαρτωλὸν ἐκ πλάνης ὁδοῦ αὐτοῦ σώσει ψυχὴν αὐτοῦ ἐκ θανάτου καὶ καλύψει πλῆθος ἁμαρτιῶν.

James said, “You should know (γινώσκετε) that whoever brings back (ὅτι ὁ ἐπιστρέψας) a sinner (ἁμαρτωλὸν) from his wandering ways (ἐκ πλάνης ὁδοῦ αὐτοῦ) will save (σώσει) the sinner’s soul (ψυχὴν αὐτοῦ) from death (ἐκ θανάτου). This will cover (καὶ καλύψει) a multitude of sins (πλῆθος ἁμαρτιῶν).”  James reminded his readers that whoever brought back the wandering sinner had saved him from eternal death.  This kind of action would cover a multitude of sins.  While they were saving their neighbor, they were also saving themselves.  Have you ever worried about other sinning Christians?

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