complete verse (2 Corinthians 11:7)

Following are a number of back-translations of 2 Corinthians 11:7:

  • Uma: “When I brought the Good News to you the other day [lit., yesterday], I didn’t request-of-you my salary even a little. I made-low my life [i.e., was humble], I worked with my hands so that you, relatives, could be lifted from your sins. Did I do wrong in not requesting a salary from you?” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “As long as I taught the good news there to you, I never asked for wages from you, not even a single centavo but I worked-for-a-living. I humbled myself for your good. Is it bad what I did?” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “When I taught to you the Good News, I did not ask for payment from you, not even a single cent. And because of this, perhaps you are thinking mistakenly that my teaching to you is not worthy anything. But the truth is, I made my rank to be very low so that your situation might be made good. Perhaps you’re thinking mistakenly that what I did was wrong.” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “I humbled (lit. caused-to-be-lowered) myself to work-for my living so that you could be made-high because of what I was teaching. I never requested-a-salary from you when I was preaching to you the good news from God. Was my doing that a sin by-some-chance?” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “Well, because I didn’t solicit-a-salary when I was teaching the Good News to you there, maybe some are saying that I did like that because what I was teaching had no value. But no. I made myself ordinary/insignificant so that you could be regarded as high/important being God’s people now. Well, what’s this, could this be said to be my sin?” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)
  • Tenango Otomi: “Do you think that I did bad in not extracting money from you while I was telling you the good news of God? In order to do you good I worked hard, earning what I needed to eat while I was teaching you the word.” (Source: Tenango Otomi Back Translation)