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

  • Bruce
    Study His Word from Genesis to Revelation's show yourself approved. It is your safeguard so if others miss quote Scripter or print it wrong you will know. Stay near the Cross. Bring others with you.
  • Steve morrow
    ( CONTINUED ) AWAY FROM THE HOPE OF THE GOSPEL WHICH YOU HAVE HEARD AND WHICH WAS PREACHED TO EVERY CREATURE WHICH IS UNDER HEAVEN WHEREOF I PAUL AM MADE A MINISTER -- COLOSSIANS 3:1 ---if---you then be risen with CHRIST seek those things which are above where CHRIST sitteth on the right hand of GOD---help us JESUS that we would not be false teachers and that we would teach your words in your name
  • Steve morrow
    ROMANS 6:8 NOW ---IF---WE BE DEAD WITH CHRIST WE BELIEVE THAT WE SHALL ALSO LIVE WITH HIM colossians 1:21 and you that were sometime alienated and enemies in your mind by wicked works yet now hath HE reconciled 22 in the body of HIS flesh through death to present you holy and unblameable and unreproveable in HIS sight 23 ----IF----YOU CONTINUE IN THE FAITH GROUNDED AND SETTLED AND BE NOT MOVED....
  • Steve morrow
    james 5:19 brethren --IF-- any of you do err 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 john 15:9as the Father hath loved ME so have I loved you continue ye in MT love 9:10 ---IF--- you keep MY commandments you shall abide in MY love even as I have kept MY ....
  • Steve morrow
    oh my LORD KING I ask and confess of my gluttony that you would help me to be like king david help me I pray also that I would have many fastings in your name JESUS I PRAY ASK PSALM 109:24 MY KNEES ARE WEEK THROUGH FASTING AND MY FLESH FAILETH OF FATNESS 2 Corinthians 11:27 in weariness and painfulness in watchings often in hunger and thirst in fastings often in cold and in nakedness romans 2:21thou therefore which teachest another teachest thou not thyself thou that preachest a man should not steal dost thou steal ACTS 3:26 UNTO YOU FIRST GOD HAVING RAISED UP HIS SON JESUS SENT HIM TO BLESS YOU IN TURNING EVERYONE OF YOU FROM HIS INIQIUTIES----THANKS MY LORD JESUS FOR THE CLEANSING YOU ARE DOING IN ME AND FOR THAT WHICH YOU WILL FINISH --- THANK YOU FOR THE OBEDIENCE YOU HAVE ESTABLISHED IN ME IN PRAYING ACCORDING TO THE FATHERS WILL-------PROVERBS 28:9 HE THAT TURNETH AWAY HIS EAR FROM HEARING THE LAW EVEN HIS PRAYER SHALL BE AN ABOMINATION -------PSALM 66:18 IF I REGARD INIQUITY IN MY HEART THE LORD WILL NOT HEAR ME
  • Lilian
    God really loves us that's why he sent his Son Jesus Christ to us so that we can have life in abundance. God is merciful and faithful to his words. Our job now is to accept Jesus as the Son of the living God and obey his words and praise and worship him only. Thanks to the blood of Jesus always. Think and talk about his blood. Thank you Jesus for giving us unconditional love and peace. Amen

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