complete verse (Ephesians 5:25)

Following are a number of back-translations of Ephesians 5:25:

  • Uma: “And as for you, men/husbands, you must love your wives, like Kristus loves us who believe in him, to the point that he gave himself to be killed in order to redeem us.” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “You men, you should love your wives as Almasi also loves us (incl.) the ones trusting in him. He hep surrendered/submitted his life for our (incl.) good.” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “As for you men, it’s necessary that you hold precious in your breath your wives just like we (incl.) believers are precious in the breath of Christ. We (incl.) know this because He allowed Himself to be killed as our substitute so that we might be set free from punishment,” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “You men also, you must love your spouses like Cristo’s way-of-loving all of us who believe. Because what he did, he gave his life for us” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “Well now, you men also, you need to truly value your wives like the valuing by Cristo of those trusting and believing/obeying him, in that he made-a-sacrifice-of his body because of them.” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)
  • Tenango Otomi: “Listen you men, love your wives, like Christ loves the people who believed in him, he even died to save them.” (Source: Tenango Otomi Back Translation)

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