complete verse (James 1:17)

Following are a number of back-translations of James 1:17:

  • Uma: “All gifts that are good and that are complete we receive from God [emphatic]. He is the one who made all the shining things in the sky. All those shining things in the sky, they do change [lit., there is their changing.] But God, he never changes, and there is not a lessening of his goodness.” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “But/instead all different-kinds of good and which has no fault/blemish is given to us (dual) from heaven, from God. God created all that is light up in the sky. All (the things) that are light in the sky, its brightness/glory changes, but God really does not change.” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “Whatever comes from God is not bad, rather it is good. And it has no lack for it comes from our Father who created everything which shines in the sky. These things can be changed, but as for God, he, by contrast, does not change and he cannot be changed by anything.” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “because God in heaven is the source of all that is good and right. He also of course is the one who created all that shines in the sky, but even though their appearance changes, he definitely does not change.” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “God is the one who is the source of all good, and wholly good is what he gives. There really is no lack in the grace/mercy which comes from this Father of ours who created all which give-light in the sky/heaven. As for these which he created, their light is changeable/comes-and-goes, but as for God, his nature/ways never change.” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)
  • Tenango Otomi: “Because all that which God gives us is supremely good. God who gives us the good is he who made the lights in the heavens. These lights change their faces, but God never changes what he says; that which he says is said.” (Source: Tenango Otomi Back Translation)