complete verse (James 5:16)

Following are a number of back-translations of James 5:16:

  • Uma: “That is why we must admit/confess our wrongs and pray for each other, so that we will be healed. The prayers of people whose hearts are upright are very potent.” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “So-then, confess your sins to your fellow trusters in Isa Almasi, and pray-to God one for the other, so that you will be well. A straight/righteous person if he prays-to/asks-of God really whole-heartedly/with his liver entirely, his asking/praying has power.” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “Because of that, it is necessary that you tell each other your sins so that each one may pray for his companion and so that the sick people might be cured. The praying of a righteous person is very powerful.” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “Therefore if you have sinned, confess to your fellow believers so that they will pray for you so that you will get-well. Because the prayer of a righteous person, it is strong because it has results.” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “Therefore if there is sin you have done to your fellowman, you must confess it to him and ask forgiveness. And then you are to pray for one another so that the Lord will make you well. For good results really will come from the prayer of a person who is righteous in the sight of God, very much being able to be done by this prayer.” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)
  • Tenango Otomi: “Therefore when a sick person has sin, he should tell in order that you each pray to God. Then the sick person will get well from his sickness. Now the good person, when he earnestly from the heart prays to God, will be helped by God.” (Source: Tenango Otomi Back Translation)