complete verse (James 1:18)

Following are a number of back-translations of James 1:18:

  • Uma: “He uttered his true words to us, and by/with those words of his he made us his children. He did that according to his will, so that from all that he made, we [would] become his pride-and-joy [more literally: that which makes his [heart] big].” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “From his wish/will he made us (incl.) his children because we (incl.) believe-obey his true word/message. And the reason why he made us (incl.) his children is so that we (incl.) will be made great/honored above all that he has created.” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “Since it was what he wanted, he made us his sons by means of causing us to understand the true doctrine. It is his desire that we are the ones whom he makes highest of all creatures.” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “Since this here is what he decided, he-made-us -into his children on account of our having believed in his true words in order that we would be the highest of all his creatures.” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “And in harmony with his will, he has now made us his children through our believing/obeying the truth which was taught to us, so that we can be secured/dedicated as really being people of God, whom he regards as top-quality among all which he created.” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)
  • Tenango Otomi: “God determined to give us a new life when we believed what is the true word. He took us from among the people in order that we be the first believers. Afterwards many more will believe the word.” (Source: Tenango Otomi Back Translation)