complete verse (James 1:10)

Following are a number of back-translations of James 1:10:

  • Uma: “So also we who are rich, we must be glad because God has made our hearts low [i.e., humbled us]. For rich people are like flowers of grass/plants: only one-time-around [i.e., a short time] are their lives.” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “If there is also a fellow of ours (incl.) a truster in Isa Almasi and he is rich, he should also be glad if God causes him to be low. For the rich person just/simply passes through/from this world like figuratively the flower of a weed.” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “The rich believer must rejoice in that his trust in his wealth has been removed; for the rich person will also be removed in the future just like the flower of a weed.” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “You also who are rich, extreme also should be your happiness if you descend/become-low (in status, wealth, etc.) on-account-of your faith in Cristo, because the rich-person, he is like the flowers that grow in the underbrush. When the sun becomes-high and is extremely hot, the plants wither and their blossoms fall, so their beauty is-ruined. That also is what happens to the rich-person, because as-he-is-tending-to his business, that’s when-his death -will-arrive.” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “But as for the rich, it would be good for him to be pleased if it is made known to him that that wealth of his is worthless in the sight of God. For the truth is, he’s only like a flower which is quickly reached by death.” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)
  • Tenango Otomi: “But concerning the believer who is a rich person, he should be happy when he understands that the money he has isn’t worth anything in God’s presence. Because all the rich people will pass from the scene. You see that the plants, when they flower, do not last long.” (Source: Tenango Otomi Back Translation)