complete verse (2 Corinthians 11:21)

Following are a number of back-translations of 2 Corinthians 11:21:

  • Uma: “Do you say/think I should be ashamed, because we (excl.) don’t/didn’t dare follow the actions of those high-hearted people there [where you are]? But if they dare to praise themselves, I also will have to embolden myself to praise myself. (Remember-e’ [sharp, ‘listen up!’ enclitic], I am speaking like a stupid person here.)” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “I confess that it is true that we (excl.) are not like those people because we (excl.) are cowards to do bad to you. But if they dare to boast, I dare it too. Remember, these my words are as if I am stupid/bad/a fool.” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “They are very brave; however, as for us, we are cowards and I’m ashamed because their works to you that you thought mistakenly were very good, we did not do this to you. And since they are not afraid to boast, I also will not be afraid to boast, even though I may be like a stupid person.” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “Admittedly extreme indeed is my embarrassment to confess that I lack courage to do that to you. But concerning their courage to boast-about themselves–here I am speaking like a foolish person–I will defeat them.” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “But as for me, I am really ashamed because I didn’t treat you like that when I went there! What a pity for I was just kind/good, not bold/angry like them! But, whatever they can boast of, I too can boast of. (Really these words of mine, they are like the words of a fool.)” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)
  • Tenango Otomi: “But as for me, my heart cannot do to you like those do to you. Is it a shameful thing I am doing in not hurting you like they do? These teachers tell all about what they do, bragging. I also am able to tell about myself, even though it is said that I have lost my mind because I am bragging.” (Source: Tenango Otomi Back Translation)