complete verse (James 1:11)

Following are a number of back-translations of James 1:11:

  • Uma: “For when the sun appears and it gets hot, the grass/plant wilts right away, with the result that it flowers fall-off, it is no longer beautiful. So also are the rich people: they too will certainly die while they are still organizing/taking-care-of their wealth.” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “When the sun shines and it is really hot, the weed immediately withers and its flower falls off and it has no more beauty. Like that is also a rich person. While he goes-about-earning-a-living he dies and he cannot take his riches along.” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “The very hot sun shines on the weed and it withers and its flower dries up, and it is no longer something good to look at. In the same way also is the rich person, for he will suddenly die, and he will have to abandon his search for wealth.” (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: “Isn’t is so that as for weeds/grass, it withers if the heat is really-scorching? Well when it has withered, its blossoms fall off which were what makes it nice to look at. Well that is what this rich person is like. It really will come that he will die, even though he is still busy/bothered with the things he wants to do to earn-money.” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)
  • Tenango Otomi: “The sun heats things when it is into the day, and the plants dry up, the flower falls off and the beauty is lost. Like this is the rich man when he is increasing his money, wanting to get a lot, for when he dies, he leaves behind his money he has gathered.” (Source: Tenango Otomi Back Translation)