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In the Bible what is the meaning in Greek of the English word fault in the New Testament book of Galatians?


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Galatians 6:1: Brethren, if a man be overtaken in a fault, ye which are spiritual, restore such an one in the spirit of meekness; considering thyself, lest thou also be tempted. (King James version) The Greek word translated "fault" is "paraptoma," which means "to fall beside or near something; a lapse or deviation from truth and uprightness; a sin, misdeed." The Modern King James renders the word "trespass," the NIV says "sin."