complete verse (James 1:5)

Following are a number of back-translations of James 1:5:

  • Uma: “If there are any of us whose hearts are not clear [i.e., are not wise], we should request clearness of heart [i.e., wisdom] from God. He will give us the clearness of heart that we request. For to every person God gives from/because-of his generosity, he never gives begrudgingly.” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “But if any of you have a-lack-in/has little knowledge/wisdom he should ask/pray-to God and God will give him knowledge/wisdom. Because God is generous and he is not angry if/when we (dual) ask. He gives to whoever asks of him.” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “And if there is any of you who is in difficulty in that he does not know what is the best way to go, he should ask for wisdom from God, and he will be given it, for God is generous and gracious.” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “But if there is someone among you who doesn’t know the right thing for him to do, he should request wisdom/skill/knowledge (henceforth wisdom) from God and he will be given (it). Because God is consistently-happy/eager to give what all people request. He doesn’t moreover shame them.” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “But if there is anyone there with you who experiences (lit. is reached by) a lack in understanding/wisdom as to what is good to do, he needs to ask God for it, for it’s certain that he will be given to, not scolded by him. For God is generous. He gives to as many as ask him for this understanding/wisdom.” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)
  • Tenango Otomi: “Concerning the person who does not know what to do in a situation, he should ask God to help him. And God will teach him what to do. God very much likes to help and does not refuse.” (Source: Tenango Otomi Back Translation)