complete verse (2 Corinthians 11:2)

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

  • Uma: “I am angry with those leaders there [where you are] who want to take you away from me. But my anger is anger that follows God’s desire. For I am the one that first taught you to believe in Kristus. My desire is that you keep believing in Kristus. You can be compared to a young-girl that is engaged to a young-man. Your fiancee is Kristus.” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “I cherish you as God cherishes. Figuratively you are like a young girl without stain and I have caused you to be engaged to a certain man, he is Almasi.” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “For I really want that you will not separate from the Lord. You are like a young girl promised in marriage; but Christ is the one I’ve promised you to, and it’s my desire that no one else will be able to marry you.” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “Because I am-jealous-of you like God’s being-jealous-of his people. Because you can-be-compared to a young-lady whose-marriage-I -have-arranged to the one-only that she will marry who is Cristo, so I am watching-over-you -carefully so that you will be clean on the day when-your -wedding-will-take-place.” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “I say this out of the big-size of my jealousy, which is like God’s jealousy. For I am jealous of the ones teaching there who are misleading your believing/obeying. For as for you, what you are like is, a still unmarried girl whom I have pledged to a certain man, that man being Cristo. Well since it’s like that, of course I don’t want you to be like encroached upon by somebody else.” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)
  • Tenango Otomi: “I, along with God very much do not want you to separate from Christ. I have caused that you believe in Christ. And now, like a girl when she is about to be married, who only loves the bridegroom, this is like the word I tell you now. That one whom you must supremely love is Christ.” (Source: Tenango Otomi Back Translation)