complete verse (James 1:21)

Following are a number of back-translations of James 1:21:

  • Uma: “That’s why we must give-up all dirty actions and evil behavior that is usual with us, and humble [lit., make-low] our hearts, listening to the word that God plants/scatters in our hearts. For that word of his has-power to free us from the punishment of our sins.” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “Therefore remove all that causes your liver to be dirty and leave/give-up all your bad/evil deeds. Cause-to-be-low/humble your liver towards God and receive/accept his message/word which he put/placed into your liver. For it is the word/message of God hep that can save you.” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “Stop doing any kind of filthy behavior or wickedness; submit yourselves to God; hold fast to his word which was preached to it for it is what can free you from punishment.” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “Turn-your-backs-then -on all that is filthy and other kinds of evil that you think-about and do, and humble (lit. lower) your minds moreover to obey the words of God that he has-put-inside your minds which are able to save you.” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “Therefore what is good is, drop/give-up all doing which is disgusting and your evil nature/ways. And then meekly/patiently submit to God and be listening well to his word, for that is what can cause you to be saved.” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)
  • Tenango Otomi: “Therefore depart from all that is evil. No longer do that which is not right. Earnestly believe the word which was planted in your hearts. This word has power to save your souls.” (Source: Tenango Otomi Back Translation)