complete verse (James 5:13)

Following are a number of back-translations of James 5:13:

  • Uma: “If there is one among us who has been hit by difficulties, he should pray. If there is one who is happy, he should sing praising God.” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “If there is a person among you who trouble/sorrow comes to, he should ask help from God. If someone has joy he should sing songs praising God.” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “If any of you is sad, he should pray. If someone is happy, he should sing a song of praise to the Lord.” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “If someone among you is having-difficulty, he ought to pray. If someone also is happy, he ought to sing to praise God.” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “Supposing someone of you is having a hard time, what is good for him to do is to pray. Well if someone is happy, he is to sing praising the Lord.” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)
  • Tenango Otomi: “If someone is suffering, he should pray to God. If one is happy, he should sing hymns.” (Source: Tenango Otomi Back Translation)