complete verse (James 2:9)

Following are a number of back-translations of James 2:9:

  • Uma: “But if we make-differences-between people according to their lives or their appearance, we are sinning, relatives. It is certain that we are sinning, for it is the Lord’s Law that we are breaking there.” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “But if you make a difference between people because of their appearance, you have sinned already and you will be hit by judgment because you have broken the law.” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “But when you show favoritism to the rich, and you look down on the poor, you sin. And according to what was written in the Law of God Moses left behind, you are transgressors.” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “But if you don’t make-your thoughts -the-same toward your fellows but rather you prefer/favor the one who has status, you sin because of course you have broken that-aforementioned law of God.” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “But if only the rich are being honored/respected by you and the poor are being insulted/belittled by you, that is indeed your sin. Well, as for this law which you have broken, it testifies that you are now sinful.” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)
  • Tenango Otomi: “But if you are choosing which people you show love to, then you are committing sin. Because you are rejecting what God’s law says then.” (Source: Tenango Otomi Back Translation)