complete verse (2 Corinthians 12:13)

Following are a number of back-translations of 2 Corinthians 12:13:

  • Uma: “Do you think that the help I gave to you was not enough, relatives! The help I gave to you was just the same as my help to people in other villages. In other villages I requested my salary. But you, I didn’t request-of-you my salary. Do you think I was wrong in this, relatives? Indeed not!” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “What is my sin against you? What I did for the other gatherings of trusters in Isa Almasi is the same also as what I did there for you. Only that was the difference because I did not put a burden on you in that I do not request wages from you. If that is my fault, please just forgive me.” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “My help to you was just like my help to the believers in other towns. However perhaps you are thinking mistakenly that it was no help to you when I did not ask money from you. If I have sinned against you by means of this, then please forgive me.” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “Is there indeed something-good that I have done for other congregations that I have not also done for you? There is no difference in what I have done for you except my refusal to hardship you with what I need. Please-be-kind-enough to forgive that sin of mine!” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “What is my sin against you? Is it not so that there is no difference in the help I gave you and the help I gave to other groups of believers? Just that (is the difference), I didn’t ask for anything from you. If supposing you are regarding my not asking for anything as my sin against you, forgive me for it.” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)
  • Tenango Otomi: “Do not think that there are other believers whom I treat more respectfully than I do you, since I did not tell you to help me in what I needed like I told other believers to help me. Do you think that now I need to ask your forgiveness that I didn’t tell you to help me in what I needed?” (Source: Tenango Otomi Back Translation)