complete verse (James 2:25)

Following are a number of back-translations of James 2:25:

  • Uma: “So also [is] the account of Rahab, the woman long ago whose actions were unseemly. Several Yahudi soldiers were ordered to go reconnoiter/spy in the enemies’ village, and this Rahab is the one who invited-them-to-stop-in her house and helped them leave going-on another road. It was from that good behavior of hers that she was treated-like a straight person.” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “Likewise also Rahab of old. In the beginning she was a bad woman (immoral implicit). But she was reckoned straight/righteous by God because of the good she did. She hid in her house the people of the tribe of Isra’il who spied. And then she sent them home following a different road so that they wouldn’t be found by their enemies.” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “Just like that also was the faith of Rahab, the woman long ago whose reputation was bad. The reason God considered her to be righteous was because there were good actions of hers, for she brought into her house the messengers of Joshua. And she helped them to escape by means of a different way.” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “It’s also like Rahab who was a prostitute long ago. God counted her as righteous on account of the good that she did to the Jews whom God sent to spy on her town/country. Because she showed-them -hospitality and she also showed them the path-they -would-take to escape.” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “Rahab was like that too, that woman of the past who was using her body as a source of income. For isn’t it so that, when she decided to submit to God, she happily welcomed into her home/household the two people who had been sent to survey by the Israelita? And then she gave them directions as well about the trail they were to follow so that they could run away. Well because of that which she did, which testified that her believing was genuine, she was regarded by God as righteous in his sight.” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)
  • Tenango Otomi: “It was like this with Rahab, the prostitute. God acquitted her of sin because of the good she did. Because the messengers of Joshua went to look over the land and arrived to where this woman lived. When the messengers were hunted, she hid them and told them to return by another way so as not to be captured.” (Source: Tenango Otomi Back Translation)