complete verse (2 Corinthians 11:27)

Following are a number of back-translations of 2 Corinthians 11:27:

  • Uma: “In my work that I do for the Lord, I exert-all-effort and work with all my ability. Many times I don’t-have-a-chance-to-sleep, I don’t-have-a-chance-to-drink, I don’t-have-a-chance-to-eat. Many times I am hungry, cold and don’t have enough clothes.” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “My work is difficult and I always work hard. Often I cannot sleep at night. I endure hunger and thirst. Often I have little to eat. I endure cold because my clothes are few.” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “I have labored hard; I am always going without sleep; I’m always hungry; I’m always thirsty; I’m always needing food and I’m always needing a place to stay and also clothing.” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “I have worked until I was exhausted. Often I didn’t sleep. I have been hungry and thirsty. I have also been cold because my-clothes were insufficient. Often I have not eaten because of my work.” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “I have really also experienced excessive hardship and exhaustion, being-always -kept-from-sleep, extremely hungry and thirsty, and excessively cold and not having any thing-to-wrap-around worth-speaking-of.” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)
  • Tenango Otomi: “I suffered much from the hard work I did. Many times I didn’t have enough time to sleep. I suffered from hunger. I suffered from thirst. Many times when I didn’t have enough food, I didn’t eat. Many times I suffered from cold in the country. Many times I suffered from not having enough clothing to wear.” (Source: Tenango Otomi Back Translation)