complete verse (2 Corinthians 12:6)

Following are a number of back-translations of 2 Corinthians 12:6:

  • Uma: “Actually, if I did want to praise myself, I wouldn’t be lying, for there really are some things that are fitting I praise myself for. But I will hold-myself-back, I won’t recount my visions any longer, lest someone praise me when they hear this story of mine. If anyone wants to praise me, they should look at my actions and listen to my words.” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “If I really wanted to boast, my boasting would not be like the boasting of stupid/bad people because all I say is true. But I do not boast, lest/perhaps people would unduly honor me. I want that they consider me only because of my doings that they see and my words/speech that they hear.” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “For example, if I want to boast you cannot say that my boasting is of no value, because what I boast about is true. However I will not boast because I do not want people to think I am very high in rank. It is better if what they think about me is the result of those things they have seen, and my teaching that they have heard.” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “There is much that I could boast-about if I wanted (but I don’t), and I am not a fool if I do that, because what I say is true. But I keep-quiet-about-it in order that people will not go-too-far in making-me -high. Because I want their opinion of me to be based on what I have done and said which they have seen and heard for themselves.” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “But supposing I wanted to seek-praise, it would not mean that I am stupid, because what I say would indeed be true. But no. I am restraining myself, because I don’t want people’s estimation of me to be too high. What I want is, if their estimation of me is good, it’s just because of my good works that they have seen or good teaching of mine that they have heard.” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)
  • Tenango Otomi: “If I wanted to speak of myself, as to how good I live, then I could. No one could say that it is not true what I said. But I do not want to boast in my speaking. Rather, only according to what you have seen in how I walk and according to what you have heard me say, I want you to judge for yourselves.” (Source: Tenango Otomi Back Translation)