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.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Let him know, that hee which conuerteth the sinner from the errour of his way, shall saue a soule from death, and shall hide a multitude of sinnes.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

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.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

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.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Be certain that he through whom a sinner has been turned from the error of his way, keeps a soul from death and is the cause of forgiveness for sins without number.
- Basic English Bible

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.
- Darby Bible

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.
- Webster's Bible

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.
- Weymouth 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.
- World English Bible

he owith to wite, that he that makith a synner to be turned fro the errour of his weye, schal saue the soule of hym fro deth, and keuereth the multitude of synnes.
- Wycliffe Bible

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.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for James 5:20


5:20 He shall save a soul - Of how much more value than the body! #Jas 5:14|. And hide a multitude of sins - Which shall no more, how many soever they are, be remembered to his condemnation.


People's Bible Notes for James 5:20


Jas 5:20 Let him know. As an inducement to engage in this work of love let him know how great a work has been done. Save a soul from death. Not physical but eternal death. Hide a multitude of sins. The sins of those forgiven are said to be covered or hidden. This passage means that all the sins of the restored sinner, though many, shall be blotted out. See Ps 32:1.

Discussion for James 5

  • Maria Sanabria
    I also use oil to anointed myself and family but it is the blood of Jesus, that heals us.
  • Onalaja oluwakemi afolasade
    Elijah as a man born of woman was subject to anger,hunger,tribulations,percicutions etc like us ,yet he conquared all the negative forces billowed against children of Adam.He decreed authoritatively over nature and it stood !amazingly by his word again came rain with thunderstom.
  • Sean
    Pray for me if you see this comment. I can use every prayer I can get. Thanks
  • Sean
    Pray for me if you see this comment. I can use every prayer I can get. Thanks
  • Steve morrow
    JAMES 5:19 BRETHREN IF ANY OF YOU DO ERROR FROM THE TRUTH AND ONE CONVERT HIM 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
  • Logan
    I think that the best thing I can say is that we are praying for your son

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