complete verse (2 Corinthians 11:16)

Following are a number of back-translations of 2 Corinthians 11:16:

  • Uma: “So, like I said earlier, even though it is like I am acting stupid now, please give-me-opportunity to praise myself a while. Don’t think/say that I am really stupid, but if some do say that I am stupid, let me praise myself just a little while.” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “Let me repeat what I said in the beginning, don’t think that I am stupid/bad/foolish because of my words. But if that is what you think, na, never mind if only you just listen a little to my boasting.” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “I will say again that it’s necessary that no one think that I am stupid because of my words to you. However, even if you think I’m stupid, endure listening so that I might boast for a short while.” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “I say again that you shouldn’t think I am foolish because it’s myself I am talking-about. But even though such is your opinion of me, listen anyway to this little that I boast-about, for you have certainly listened to what others have been boasting.” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “I will repeat what I said, you should not think that I am stupid because of my boasting about myself. But even supposing that is what you suspect, accept and think about this that I am saying, like you do for those others you listen to.” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)
  • Tenango Otomi: “And now again I want to tell you that you must not think I have lost my mind because I tell you about myself. But if that is what you do think, that I have lost my mind, then give me permission to speak, telling a little bit about myself. Because those teachers who are against me brag about themselves.” (Source: Tenango Otomi Back Translation)