complete verse (James 1:22)

Following are a number of back-translations of James 1:22:

  • Uma: “So, we must follow the Lord’s Word, don’t just listen dry [idiom meaning to do something without the proper accompanying action]. For if we just listen to it dry, we are deceiving ourselves.” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “Don’t just listen to the word/message of God but do what he commands. For if you just listen but don’t do it, you just/simply deceive yourselves.” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “You must obey the Word of God. If you just listen to his word and you do not obey it, it is as if you are lying to your own breath.” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “Do not only listen to the words of God, but rather obey (them) as-well, because if you only listen and you don’t obey, surely you are deceiving yourselves.” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “But if the limit of it is, you are just listening to his word, for you aren’t following/obeying it, you are only lying to yourselves. It’s really necessary that you are following/obeying it.” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)
  • Tenango Otomi: “Do what the good new word teaches you. Don’t deceive your hearts in that you think that you only need to listen to the word, it isn’t that.” (Source: Tenango Otomi Back Translation)