complete verse (James 4:5)

Following are a number of back-translations of James 4:5:

  • Uma: “Do you think thus, relatives, there is no point to the contents of the Holy Book that say: God created mankind’s soul/heart, but that heart of ours, no kidding are its desires.” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “You think-mistakenly perhaps that the word of God written in the holy-book is not true. The holy-book says that the thoughts that God placed into our (incl.) bodies have strong greedy-desires.” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “Do not think that it is not true that written word of God which says, ‘As for the breath which God has given to us (incl.), it has come to pass that its desire for evil behaviour is strong,” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “You shouldn’t think/say that there is no value/use to what God caused-to-be-written which says, ‘The Spirit (Ispirito) whom God sent to remain in us, he is jealous if our love is not concentrated on God alone.'” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “For maybe you thought-mistakenly that there is no point/meaningfulness in what is taught in the word of God, that as for the mind/inner-being of man, it wants and wants until its envy is excessive.” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)
  • Tenango Otomi: “Do you think that it means nothing where it is written in the Holy Book, saying, ‘God sent his Holy Spirit to help us here. This one does not want that we depart from God.’?” (Source: Tenango Otomi Back Translation)