complete verse (2 Corinthians 12:21)

Following are a number of back-translations of 2 Corinthians 12:21:

  • Uma: “I am nervous/uneasy, lest [don’t-don’t] when I get there [where you are], my Lord, the Lord God, will make-me-low [humble me] in front of you again. Lest I weep over many people who are sinning for they still have not repented from their wrong actions, their adultery, and their unseemly behavior.” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “I am troubled perhaps when I am there with you, I will be ashamed towards God because of your doings that are not good. And I grieve about the many who sinned formerly and have not yet regretted and left their sinning committing fornication-adultery and always desiring sexual sins.” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “I am troubled because perhaps when I come I will be ashamed of you before God. And perhaps I will be very grieved because of many whom I knew before who are behaving badly and they have not yet abandoned their ugly behavior like messing around with someone who is not their spouse and obeying their evil desires.” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “I fear that when I come again, God will again (lit. repeat-to) cause-me-to-be-shamed because of what you are doing that is bad. I also fear lest I be saddened because of the many who sinned previously and have not yet repented of the filthy-things they are doing such as adultery and other indecent actions.” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “I really am extremely worried that, when I go there again, my mind/inner-being will again experience great shame before God because of you. And I will be very grieved over those who have not yet dropped the evil they are doing, like disgusting ways/habits or thinking, all kinds of immorality with one not your spouse, and gratification of the disgusting desires with no self control whatever.” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)
  • Tenango Otomi: “This is the situation I fear when I arrive where you live. Then I will be ashamed there before the face, the eye of God concerning what you are doing. Because I will even cry if I find that many people do not want to separate from the evil which they have done before, rather they fornicate and concerning whatever other evil that comes to heart they continue to do.” (Source: Tenango Otomi Back Translation)