complete verse (James 1:25)

Following are a number of back-translations of James 1:25:

  • Uma: “That’s why we must put-in-our-hearts well the Lord’s commands and we [must] keep following them. For the Lord’s commands are very holy, and they have-power to free us from sin. So, let’s not just hear [them] dry and right away forget [them]. We must follow his commands. For a person who is like that is the one that the Lord will bless in all that he does.” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “But if a person really listens very well to the law of God which has no fault/blemish and which can set people free, and if he does not get tired of listening and if he really does not forget what he has heard but/instead he does what that law says, he will be given good/blessing by God whatever he does.” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “But if there is a person who thoroughly studies the law which has no lack which is what can free us (incl.), and he does not forget it, rather he obeys it, God will bless whatever he does.” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “But the one who carries-through in thinking-about/remembering and at-the-same-time obeying the good law of God which sets-people -free, that is the one God blesses in all that he does, because of course he hasn’t merely listened and afterwards forgotten.” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “But the person really will be shown-grace/mercy who really finds-out-for-sure all which has been commanded which is the will of God, this word of his which has no lack and can give salvation. He will be shown-grace/mercy provided he isn’t just simply listening, only to forget it as soon as it stops, but rather he continues to follow/obey it. For if it’s like that, he will be helped by God in everything he does.” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)
  • Tenango Otomi: “Now concerning the person who thinks deeply about the word God commands, and does not forget it, and does what it says to do, this person is the one God will bless in what he does. Because the word God commands is supremely good, the people who obey this word are those who from the heart want to do what God commands.” (Source: Tenango Otomi Back Translation)