complete verse (James 2:24)

Following are a number of back-translations of James 2:24:

  • Uma: “We clearly see that God has made people straight whose behavior is good, not just [who] believe dry.” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “So-then, we (dual) can see here in this that God reckons us (dual) straight/righteous because of our (dual) works/what we did, it is not enough if we (dual) just say that we (dual) trust in God, but our (dual) trust has to be accompanied by our (dual) works.” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “And because of that, we can understand that we are considered by God to be righteous if there are actions of ours which are good which are a sign of our faith, and not because of our faith alone which has no sign.” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “Therefore that’s how-we -know that God counts a person as righteous on account of what he does, not only on account of his faith.” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “Well you have now understood that a person is regarded as righteous/straight as long as there is what he is doing which testifies that his believing is really genuine. It’s not because of believing which is only acknowledging as true.” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)
  • Tenango Otomi: “You see God acquits the sins of the people who do good. But when a persons says that he only just believed and then he is forgiven, this is not correct.” (Source: Tenango Otomi Back Translation)