complete verse (James 4:7)

Following are a number of back-translations of James 4:7:

  • Uma: “That’s why I advise/admonish you, relatives: submit to God. Oppose the King of Evil-ones, he will flee from you.” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “Therefore submit/surrender yourselves to God and be humble towards him. Resist/be-hard-against the leader of demons. If you resist him, he will flee from you.” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “Because of that, submit yourselves to God. Resist Satan, and he will run away from you.” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “Submit yourselves (lit. cause-yourselves -to-be-ruled-by) then to God. Oppose Satanas moreover so that he will run-away-from you.” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “Therefore submit truly to God. As for Satanas, don’t let him get away with anything, but rather fight him. Of course if he observes that it’s like that, he will really go far away from you.” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)
  • Tenango Otomi: “You must want to do God’s will. Do not do the will of the devil, then he will depart from you.” (Source: Tenango Otomi Back Translation)