complete verse (James 5:11)

Following are a number of back-translations of James 5:11:

  • Uma: “For who do we say is blessed? The one who is blessed, he is the person who endures in difficulties/hardships. You know the account of Ayub, that he endured in difficulties/hardships. And you know how the Lord blessed him in the end. For the Lord, he is very loving and has a good heart [i.e., is kind].” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “Remember this, we (incl.) consider/reckon the people who patiently endured (to be) joyful/glad. You have heard about Ayyub. He was really patient in trouble/sorrow. You know that finally God really rewarded/repaid him good. For God is really very merciful and he really loves.” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “We know that they are much better off since they had to endure suffering. You already know about the endurance long ago of Job and the way God blessed him when his trial was finished. The Lord is merciful and gracious.” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “We consider then that all who are like them who persevered in following God are happy today. For example, you have all heard concerning the patience of Job long ago. Even though he was extremely hardshipped, he continued nevertheless to believe, and when it was finished, then the good plan of God for him became known. Because God, he is utterly consistently-merciful and sympathetic (lit. feels with).” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “Isn’t it so that we say that he can be happy who holds fast to his believing/obeying? Probably you have already heard concerning the holding fast by Job and the good which God graced to him, when that holding fast of his had gone on for a long time. For as for God, his holding dear and grace/mercy are really big.” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)
  • Tenango Otomi: “Because we know that they were fortunate, those who endured the suffering they passed through. You have heard of the suffering Job went through and he endured. You also know of the good God did to him at the end. Well God very much has compassion and mercy.” (Source: Tenango Otomi Back Translation)