complete verse (James 5:7)

Following are a number of back-translations of James 5:7:

  • Uma: “So, relatives, that’s why we must be patient until the Lord comes again. Just take a look at the patience of farmers, they wait until there is the fruit of their farming that they hope for. They are patient waiting for the rain after planting, until the time of harvest comes.” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “So-then, my brothers, endure/be-patient-with whatever comes to you as-long-as our (incl.) Lord Isa Almasi has not yet come back. Watch/look at the farmer. He patiently/persistently waits for the yield of his field because it is very valuable to him. He does not get tired/fed-up but/instead he patiently/persistently waits for the arrival of the rain, the rain after the planting and the rain that causes the rice to ripen.” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “As for you, my fellow believers, you must be enduring until the Lord returns. For the one who farms must endure waiting until that which he has planted on his land is ready for harvest. He waits for the rain which causes his plants to sprout and that which ripes his plants.” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “Now as for you, brothers, it is therefore necessary that you endure your hardships until the Lord comes. Consider those who farm. They are patient (appreciative particle) to wait for rain so that they will then plant and transplant-seedlings. Then they also endure waiting until the rice which is valuable to them is ripe, then they harvest it.” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “Therefore you siblings of mine in believing, just endure with a good mind/inner-being these hardships of yours. Think about (lit. walk your mind/thinking over) a field-worker. Isn’t it so that he doesn’t get tired of it while he’s waiting for the fruit to develop of what he worked-hard-on, and rain which causes to sprout, grow, fruit and flesh-out?” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)
  • Tenango Otomi: “Therefore, my dear brethren, don’t be impatient, wait for our Lord Jesus Christ until the day comes when he will arrive. Now a person who plants a field doesn’t get impatient but waits until the first season of rains has come. When the second time the rain has come, then of course it is time to harvest.” (Source: Tenango Otomi Back Translation)