complete verse (James 2:23)

Following are a number of back-translations of James 2:23:

  • Uma: “So, the words of the Holy book came-to-pass that say: ‘Abraham believed in God, and from that faith of his God said he was straight in his sight.’ That’s why he is called [lit., named] God’s friend.” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “This is the meaning of what is written in the holy-book about Ibrahim. It is written hep there saying, ‘Ibrahim believed God and because of that his belief he was reckoned straight/righteous by God.’ And he was called by God his friend.” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “And because of that we can understand that very true is that written Word of God which says, ‘Abraham believed God and because of that faith of his, God considered him to be righteous.’ And he was titled the friend of God.” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “And that was the fulfillment of what God caused-to-be-written which says, ‘Abraham believed/obeyed what God said, so God counted/considered that he was righteous.’ That also is the reason he was called God’s friend.” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “Therefore that which he did is what is being testified to in the writing which says, ‘Abraham believed what God said. That’s why God regarded him as righteous in his sight.’ And he was called, Good Friend of God.” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)
  • Tenango Otomi: “So it happened, what is written in the Holy Book which says, ‘Abraham believed in God. Then God acquitted him of his sins.’ And God made him his friend.” (Source: Tenango Otomi Back Translation)