complete verse (James 2:4)

Following are a number of back-translations of James 2:4:

  • Uma: “its meaning, we are making-differences-between our fellow companions, and we are discriminating [discerning the face of people] with evil motives.” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “na, if you do like that, don’t you think that one is great/important and one is lowly/of-low-status? There is bad in your mind that’s why you treat them differently.” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “Is that not evil behaviour since you have not made equal your respect for your fellow believers since you suppose that the one we should hold dear is the rich person and not the poor person?” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “surely your thoughts and intentions are bad, because you have acknowledged-as-important the one on account of his wealth.” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “You are really discriminating if your welcoming a person is still like that. Your opinion/treatment of your fellowman is really very wrong.” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)
  • Tenango Otomi: “If you should do this, then you are picking whoever you want to love, and it is as though you are judging which people are worth anything and which are not worth anything. Now this is not good to think like this.” (Source: Tenango Otomi Back Translation)