complete verse (2 Corinthians 11:3)

Following are a number of back-translations of 2 Corinthians 11:3:

  • Uma: “But I am nervous/uneasy now, lest [lit., don’t-don’t] someone deceive you with the result that you don’t keep believing in Kristus with all your hearts. Like Hawa long ago was tempted by the snake with smooth/gentle words, so also there are those who want to tempt you to follow teaching that is different from your faith in Kristus.” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “I am sad/troubled about you perhaps your thinking is diverted from Almasi and then your love for him is no longer wholehearted. Perhaps you are deceived like Sitti Hawa (Eve) in old times. For she was deceived by the expertise of the snake who lied.” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “I’m worried about you because you might abandon your carefully carrying out of the commands of Christ. For perhaps your faith is mixed up with other beliefs. Perhaps you are going to imitate Eve long ago, because she was deceived by that lying snake which was Satan.” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “But I fear lest you go-astray and leave your sincere/heartfelt love for Cristo like Eva who was deceived by the trickiness of the snake.” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “I am really worried that just as Eva was deceived by the snake that Satanas indwelled, maybe you also will be deceived by some (people) there. Maybe you will transfer, your believing/obeying and trust no longer being totally in Cristo.” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)
  • Tenango Otomi: “Like Eve was deceived by the devil, thus I fear that you will be deceived so as to separate from Christ.” (Source: Tenango Otomi Back Translation)