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19 Finally, as members of God’s beloved family, we must go after the one who wanders from the truth and bring him back. 20 For the one who restores the sinning believer back to God from the error of his way, gives back to his soul[a] life from the dead, and covers over countless sins[b] by their demonstration of love!

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Footnotes

  1. James 5:20 As translated from the Aramaic. The Greek is similar, meaning “save his soul from death.”
  2. James 5:20 That is, bring about forgiveness of many sins through restoring the person back to God. To cover sins is a Hebrew concept of atonement.

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