complete verse (2 Corinthians 10:4)

Following are a number of back-translations of 2 Corinthians 10:4:

  • Uma: “We(excl.), we (excl.) are just human. But when we (excl.) oppose people who reject us (excl.), we (excl.) oppose them with strength that is from God. Our(excl.) behavior is not like that of people who don’t know God, nor do we (excl.) only use the skills of mankind. We(excl.) use strength from God. We(excl.) can be compared to soldiers to knock-down the fortresses of the enemy. Its meaning, with strength from God” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “That is what we (excl.) use, expertise from God and the expertise given to us (excl.) is powerful (supernatural), therefore we (excl.) defeat even whatever opposes the true teaching.” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “For the arguments, which is to say, weapons, which we use to fight against evil, they don’t come from people, but rather they are very powerful because they come from God. And as for these arguments, none of the arguments of the enemies of God can resist them, even though they are very strong.” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “Because the weapons that we (excl.) use are not those that worldly people use but rather those that are very-powerful in God’s estimation, for they are capable of defeating those that oppose him.” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “For this with-which- we (excl.) -contend/fight, (it’s) not like that-with-which-people here in the world -contend/fight, but rather it has God’s supernatural-power with-which-any surrounding-wall around his enemies -can-be-knocked-down. Through the strength of this supernatural-power of his we (excl.) can defeat the wrong reasoning of the minds/thinking of people,” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)
  • Tenango Otomi: “I do not by myself hunt for how to make victorious God’s work which I do, because the person’s own words are not able to win. Therefore God strengthens me for the work I do for him so that it will conquer over evil.” (Source: Tenango Otomi Back Translation)