Wanderers comes back (Jas 5:19)

“My brothers!

If anyone among you


From the truth

And is brought back,

It is good for him.”

Ἀδελφοί μου, ἐάν τις ἐν ὑμῖν πλανηθῇ ἀπὸ τῆς ἀληθείας καὶ ἐπιστρέψῃ τις αὐτόν,

James said, “My brothers (Ἀδελφοί μου)!  If anyone among you (ἐάν τις ἐν ὑμῖν) wanders (πλανηθῇ) from the truth (ἀπὸ τῆς ἀληθείας) and is brought back, it (καὶ ἐπιστρέψῃ) is good for him (τις αὐτόν).”  James concluded with a comment about his brother Jewish Christian believers who had wandered away.  There was no final greeting to anyone, as in most of the other Pauline letters.  Instead, James simply said that there would be a reward for those who brought back a wandering brother.  Have you ever helped a wandering brother?

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