complete verse (James 3:11)

Following are a number of back-translations of James 3:11:

  • Uma: “Is there also a spring that brings-forth plain/clear water and bitter water too?” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “Does stale/tasteless water and good water spring together from one/the same spring? Certainly not.” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “If, for example, there is a well, it’s not possible for both good water and bitter water to come from there.” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “Is it indeed-the-case (RQ implying of course not) that there is even one spring from-which-comes-out good and brackish water?” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “For from a single spring does water spring which is good and bad-tasting? Of course not.” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)
  • Tenango Otomi: “Now where there springs forth water, there cannot come up good water where there comes up water that is bitter.” (Source: Tenango Otomi Back Translation)