complete verse (James 1:23)

Following are a number of back-translations of James 1:23:

  • Uma: “People who hear the Lord’s Word and they don’t follow it, they are like a person who gazes at his appearance in a mirror.” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “For if a person just listens to God’s word/message but doesn’t follow/obey what the word/message says, he is like a person looking at/watching his face in the mirror.” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “For if there is anyone who just listens to the Word of God but he does no obey it, he is like a person who looks in the mirror.” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “Because the one who listens to the word of God but he doesn’t obey-it, he is like one who looks-in-a-mirror who looks-carefully at his appearance (lit. type-of-person).” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “Because the one who is just simply listening to this word of God, but he isn’t doing everything which is being said, he’s just like a person who looks in a mirror,” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)
  • Tenango Otomi: “He who only wants to listen to what the good new word says and does not do what it says does like a person who looks at his face in a mirror.” (Source: Tenango Otomi Back Translation)