complete verse (Romans 11:11)

Following are a number of back-translations of Romans 11:11:

  • Uma: “So, most of the Jews stumbled because they do not believe. But let’s not say/think like this: they stumbled with the result that they will end up falling forever. That is not God’s purpose! From the disobedience of the Jews, people who are not Jews are given opportunity to believe in the Lord Yesus and be lifted from the punishment of their sins. In the end the Jews will get desirous, wanting to follow the example of people who are not Jews.” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “If it is like that, what is the outcome/result for the tribe of Yahudi? Did God already turn-his-back-on/reject them forever because they do not trust Isa Almasi? No indeed! But because they turned-their-backs-on/rejected God so then the not Yahudi are saved/rescued first by God so that they go to heaven, in order that when the Yahudi see this, they will want to follow/obey God like the nations/tribes not Yahudi.” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “And my fellow Jews have stumbled because they don’t believe in Christ. However, don’t you think that it’s not possible for God to bring them back to faith. Because they would not listen to the word of God, it became possible that the people who are not Jews could be freed from punishment so that the Jews might become envious. The reason this took place is so that the Jews might return to their faith when they see that the people who aren’t Jews are being saved.” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “I ask then: The stumbling of the majority of Jews, does it mean to say that they are not able-to-rise again? No, the truth of it is that because of their sin of not believing in Cristo, the Gentiles experienced being saved so that the Jews would thus be-jealous-of them, because they indeed also want to be saved.” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tenango Otomi: “Well then, is it that God will be separated from the Jews always? Will there never come the day when other Jews will have their souls saved? Yes, there will come the day when there will be Jews who will have their souls saved. Truly the Jews now are separated from God, but God caused that the people who are not Jews became the people of God. Because he wants that the Jews who separated from God will be jealous of the people who became the people of God.” (Source: Tenango Otomi Back Translation)
  • Huehuetla Tepehua: “Well now I want to ask you this. Now that the Israelites have fallen down, are they going to stay down forever? No. They will be loved again. But since they fell because they wouldn’t believe, now the other people who aren’t Israelites can be saved. In that way the Israelites will want that God do for them as he did for the other people.” (Source: Waterhouse / Parrott in Notes on Translation October 1967, p. 1ff.)

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