complete verse (James 1:2)

Following are a number of back-translations of James 1:2:

  • Uma: “All my relatives! If there are many kinds of difficulties and temptations that hit us, let’s not let-it-hurt our hearts [i.e., be upset, angry or sad], rather we should just be-glad-about-it.” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “My brothers, when all kinds of troubles/sorrows arrive/come to you you should be glad/joyful.” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “Brothers, be joyful when you have to experience tribulation because of the fact that God has permitted that there be various kinds of testing of your faith in him.” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “My siblings/cousins (brothers from now on), if/when you experience various-kinds of difficulties, may your joy be extreme nevertheless,” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “My siblings in believing, hopefully you will indeed be unfluctuatingly happy when you are being reached by very many hardships, for this is a testing of your believing/obeying and trusting-in/relying-on God.” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)
  • Tenango Otomi: “Listen, my dear brethren, rejoice when you suffer different kinds of suffering.” (Source: Tenango Otomi Back Translation)