complete verse (James 5:1)

Following are a number of back-translations of James 5:1:

  • Uma: “This my advice to rich people. Weep and wail, for you will be hit by suffering.” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “Na, now, you the rich ones, listen to me. You should weep and wail for soon troubles/sorrows will come to you.” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “As for you rich people, you listen also. You weep; you wail, for very painful is what is going to happen to you in the future for God will punish you.” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “You also who are rich, listen to this that I say. You should weep-loudly on account of the fearful difficulty that in-the-future will-come-upon you.” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “Well this also is what I will say concerning you who are rich who are money-grabbing/swindlers. Hopefully you will think well about this. Cry and wail loudly because of the hardships which will come to you.” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)
  • Tenango Otomi: “Listen, you rich people. Pay attention to this word here. Cry loudly because of the suffering you must pass through.” (Source: Tenango Otomi Back Translation)