complete verse (James 1:13)

Following are a number of back-translations of James 1:13:

  • Uma: “If there are those of us who are tempted to do evil actions, let’s not say like this: ‘That temptation is from God.’ That is not true, for God, he cannot be tempted to do evil, and also he does not tempt us to do evil.” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “If you are tempted to do bad, do not say that God is the one who tempts you. For God really cannot be tempted and he really does not tempt.” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “When a person is successfully tempted, he must not think that the one who tempted him is God. For God cannot be tempted and he also does not tempt anybody.” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “If moreover there is someone among you who is undergoing-hardship and-at-the-same-time is being tempted, he shouldn’t think/say that God is the one who is tempting him. Because God, he cannot be tempted and moreover it is not he who tempts even any person.” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “And if someone who has now believed is reached by testing, he must not think that God is testing him with the intention of causing him to fall (into sin, fig.). Because as for this God, he really is far from all sin, therefore of course he wouldn’t want to cause anyone at all to fall (into sin, fig.).” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)
  • Tenango Otomi: “When it comes to mind to do evil, the person must not say that God brought to mind the evil that he wants to do. Because God does not have brought to his own mind that he do evil and he does not bring to people’s minds that they do evil.” (Source: Tenango Otomi Back Translation)