The Erring to be Reclaimed
James 5:19-20
Brothers, if any of you do err from the truth, and one convert him;…

Another practical precept to conclude with: abrupt, as regards the verses immediately preceding, but embodying that thought of the duty of brotherhood which runs like a golden thread through the tissue of the Epistle. It has been treated negatively, Do the brethren no ill; repay no injuries" (vers. 9 ff.); then positively, "Minister to them, and pray with them for bodily and spiritual healing" (vers. 14 ff.); and now, lastly," Seek them out; reclaim for Christ His lost sheep." This is the climax of love; more than brotherly, Christlike! In connection with the exhortation to prayer, this may be looked on as praying with the hands, working as God's ministers towards the fulfilment of that has been uttered by the lips.

(Dean Scott.)

Parallel Verses
KJV: Brethren, if any of you do err from the truth, and one convert him;

WEB: Brothers, if any among you wanders from the truth, and someone turns him back,

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