complete verse (James 4:17)

Following are a number of back-translations of James 4:17:

  • Uma: “So, a person who knows to do what is good, and he doesn’t do it, it is sin to him.” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “So-then, whoever knows the good but does not do it, he is already sinning.” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “Remember that if any one of us (incl.) knows what is good that we should do and he does not do it, he has sinned against God.” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “So-then, the person who knows the right-thing that he should do but he doesn’t carry-through and do it, he sins.” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “Therefore consider this. The person who knows what is good, which he must be doing, but that’s not what he is doing, that is indeed his sin.” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)
  • Tenango Otomi: “The person who knows what good to do but does not do it, then this is a sin in that he does not want to do the good he knows.” (Source: Tenango Otomi Back Translation)