complete verse (2 Corinthians 11:14)

Following are a number of back-translations of 2 Corinthians 11:14:

  • Uma: “But we (inc) aren’t surprised by their behavior, for the King of Evil-ones also changes-himself to be like an angel who brings light.” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “This their doing does not cause wonder/is not amazing because even the leader of demons changes himself into the appearance of an angel.” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “This doesn’t surprise me because even Satan, he can change his form into what is like a very bright angel of God which comes from Heaven.” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “We ought not to be surprised-at that, because even Satanas, he can appear as if he is a dazzling angel of God.” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “It’s not necessary to be amazed at this deception of theirs, because they are just being-the-same as their boss who is Satanas. For as for this Satanas, even though he is the epitome of evil, he is deceiving people so that they will regard him as an angel (glossary item) coming from the light-place where God is.” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)
  • Tenango Otomi: “It shouldn’t cause people to be surprised about this word which I say. Because the devil himself can change his appearance, becoming like an angel of heaven.” (Source: Tenango Otomi Back Translation)