complete verse (2 Corinthians 10:2)

Following are a number of back-translations of 2 Corinthians 10:2:

  • Uma: “I really request, relatives, that there not be anybody who still rejects my authority, so that when I arrive there, my words won’t have to be harsh any longer! For there are those there who say that our (excl.) behavior is like the behavior of people who don’t know God. Well then, just wait! When I arrive, they will themselves hear my harsh words!” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “I beseech you, cause your conduct to be good so that I don’t have to scold you when I am there in your presence. Because I am really not afraid to scold the people who slander us (excl.), they say, that is what we (excl.) follow our own greedy-desires like people who don’t follow God.” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “I beg you that you correct your behavior so it will not be necessary for my words to be sharp to you when I am there with you. There are some of you who say that I am just like an ordinary person in whose breath what God wants is not big. Well you just wait until I get there, and if they have not corrected their activities, they will see how sharp my words will be.” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “Please-take-pity (strong request) so I won’t need to show my boldness when I go there. Because I will emphatically indeed have boldness to scold those aforementioned-ones who say that our (excl.) behavior and motives are worldly.” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “Therefore, I implore you, don’t force me to speak-against you strongly when I go there. For as for some there, (they) are saying that we (excl.) live according to the evil natural-ways here in this world.” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)
  • Tenango Otomi: “Listen my brothers, separate from everything which is not right so that when I come to see you then I will speak well with you. Do not want that I must reprimand you for how you walk. But if there still are those who tell you that I am just looking for how to elevate myself, these people are the ones I must speak strongly to.” (Source: Tenango Otomi Back Translation)