complete verse (2 Corinthians 11:20)

Following are a number of back-translations of 2 Corinthians 11:20:

  • Uma: “If there are leaders who make you slaves, you just receive them. If there are those who deceive you and de-flesh you [i.e., take advantage of you, ‘bleed you dry’], if there are those who make their hearts high and slap you, you actually put up with it.” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “You just endure even if people rule/lord-it over you. Even if they finish/get your wealth or make fools of you, you don’t do a thing. Even if they criticize you or slap you, it is only good to you.” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “For if there is anybody who lords it over you, and if anybody takes your possessions or cheats you and if anybody treats you in a snobbish manner, or if they beat you, then you put up with it.” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “They are turning-you -into their slaves, they are using up your possessions, they are cheating you, they are being proud (lit. making-high their bodies) to you, and they are excessively shaming you, but you are still putting-up-with them!” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “For look at this, you are happily accepting them even though you are being enslaved, having your possessions used up, being deceived, being forced to submit to their alleged authority, and being-struck-on-the-face.” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)
  • Tenango Otomi: “And the teachers to whom you pay attention now want to rule you. But you continue to bear with them in what they do to you. These are people who only want to extract money from you. They make themselves your bosses and think you are of no value. They even slap your faces. Yet you endure it all.” (Source: Tenango Otomi Back Translation)