complete verse (James 2:5)

Following are a number of back-translations of James 2:5:

  • Uma: “My relatives whom I love! Listen well: people whose lives are pitiable, even though they are not rich in this world, God has chosen them to become rich in their faith. They are the ones that will get blessings in his Kingdom, like he promised to people who love him.” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “Listen my beloved brothers. The poor ones in this world even though they don’t have any wealth they are really chosen by God in order that their trust in him would be strong and so that they would be included in his ruling/kingdom as he promised to the ones who love him.” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “Listen, my dear brothers, what I have to say to you. There are poor people whom God has chosen. Even though their wealth is not much, God has acted so that their trust in him is great by contrast, and they are the ones he will bless by means of his ruling according to his promise to all who hold him dear in their breaths.” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “Please think-about this, brothers. God chose those who are poor in people’s estimation so that they would become rich in faith and would be added to/join his ruling/ruling-place which he promised to those who love him.” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “For think about it (lit. walk your mind/thinking over it), my dear siblings in believing. Isn’t it so that God chose the poor people here under the heavens/sky, to become rich in/through believing/obeying and to be able to be included in the kingdom which he promised to all whose holding dear of him is true?” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)
  • Tenango Otomi: “Listen, my dear brethren, God has already chosen the poor people here on earth in order that when they believe in God, it may be said that they are rich people, but not that they have lots of money. Because these poor people will have their part in that good which God will give where he rules. This is the good he has promised to the people who truly love God.” (Source: Tenango Otomi Back Translation)