complete verse (Ephesians 1:18)

Following are a number of back-translations of Ephesians 1:18:

  • Uma: “I request that he enlighten your hearts, in order that you know how good are the blessings that you hope for from God who called you to become his children. I request that he enlighten your hearts in order that you know how big are the blessings that he has already prepared for all people whom he has made his children;” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “And I also ask that your thinking/reasoning may be made alive/kindled so that you will really understand as to what you expect/hope from him because you were chosen by him, told to follow him. And so that you could/will also understand as to how good the various things are that he promised to give to his people,” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “I pray also that He might give you thorough understanding, so that you might know what are all the good things that we (incl.) can expect in the future, because He has made us (incl.) already His believers, and so that you might also know that the good things that He will bless us with at that time will be very many.” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “I am requesting moreover that God illuminate your minds so that you will thoroughly come-to-know what we are expecting on account of his having chosen us and so that you will understand the number (lit. many-ness) and the goodness of the blessings he has promised his people” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “Hopefully he will really enlighten your minds/thinking so that you will know well this good (situation) that we are sure about which he has determined that he will give to us. For really the glory/praiseworthiness of this good (situation) is far-from-ordinary which is held in store for all whom he has chosen and set apart as his people.” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)
  • Tenango Otomi: “God called us that there will be our part in the good afterwards. I ask him that he will open your minds well in order that your hearts will find about that word which we await. Because beautiful is the good which God determined to give to all who are in his hand.” (Source: Tenango Otomi Back Translation)

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