complete verse (James 2:21)

Following are a number of back-translations of James 2:21:

  • Uma: “Remember the account of Abraham: God received him, he made him straight in his sight because of his behavior, for Abraham offered his son Ishak to God on the altar [lit., worship/offering burning rock].” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “Even Ibrahim our (incl.) forefather was reckoned straight/righteous by God because he did what God commanded him. He hep handed-over/offered-up to God his son Isahak there on the stone for sacrificing.” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “What was the way that our ancestor Abraham showed that God regarded him as righteous? It was his acts in obeying what God commanded him when he asked him to offer his son Isaac in sacrifice.” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “Please remember Abraham our ancestor long ago. God counted/considered that he was righteous because of his obeying him when he laid-his son Isaac -on-top-of the altar in order to offer him to God.” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “For think about Abraham who is our ancestor. Isn’t it so that he was regarded by God as righteous/straight because of what he did, when he obeyed what was said that he was to give God his son Isaac making (him) a worship-offering which is burned on the burning-place?” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)
  • Tenango Otomi: “Our ancestor Abraham did what God told him and therefore he was acquitted from sin. Because he offered to kill his son to make a sacrifice to God.” (Source: Tenango Otomi Back Translation)