complete verse (James 5:9)

Following are a number of back-translations of James 5:9:

  • Uma: “Relatives, let’s not grumble and accuse each other, so that we don’t get hit with punishment. For the Lord, there he is at the door! He will decide everything.” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “My brothers, don’t complain-against/blame each other so that God will not drop judgment on you. Soon the judge will come, he is already there like at the door.” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “Do not, Brothers, become disgusted with each other so that God will not punish you. The one who will investigate our activities will soon come; it’s as if he is already at the door.” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “Don’t be complaining-about-each-other brothers, so that you will not be condemned to be punished, because the arrival of the one-who-will-judge is of-course near.” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “Put far from you the habit/nature of always pointing out faults in your companion, so that you won’t be sentenced by God to judgment. Because the arrival of this Judge is really coming close.” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)
  • Tenango Otomi: “Listen, my dear brethren, do not accuse each other in order that you will not be brought to judgment. Because the judge who will make judgment is God. Now it is getting time for him to come.” (Source: Tenango Otomi Back Translation)