complete verse (2 Corinthians 12:9)

Following are a number of back-translations of 2 Corinthians 12:9:

  • Uma: “But he said to me: ‘ I won’t take it away, but I will help you(s) with my white insides [i.e., grace]. That is enough. For if you(s) are weak, my strength is completely clear [i.e., evident] in your (s) life.’ That, relatives, is why I am proud [have a big heart] to talk of all my weaknesses, for when I am weak, Kristus’ strength overshadows/shades me.” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “But he answered saying, ‘My help is enough for all that you experience, because my power is really seen when you are weak.’ Therefore I am very happy to boast about my weaknesses because when I am weak I feel Almasi’s strength helping me.” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “However, what He said to me was, ‘I will help you so that you may endure it and that’s enough. Because if you can’t do anything, then very big is what my power can do for you,’ he said. Because of this, I really want to boast about my lack of wisdom so that I might be strengthened by the power of Christ.” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “But he said to me, ‘My grace suffices for you (singular) so that you (singular) can-endure your (singular) hardship, for my power is exactly shown in a person’s weakness.’ Therefore because of this answer of the Lord Jesus, I am not continuing to request that he have-it-removed, but rather I am happy to value/esteem my weakness in order that Cristo’s power may continually be in/with me.” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “But his answer was, ‘Even if I will not remove it (=polite way of saying ‘I won’t remove it’), but you can be assured that I will grace you with my help which is always sufficient for all that you need. For if a person has none of his own strength left because of his hardships, my help with-which-I -will-strengthen him will all the more be evident.’ Therefore I am happy-about my weaknesses because, each time I have a weakness I am always being strengthened by the supernatural-power of Cristo.” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)
  • Tenango Otomi: “But Christ told me: ‘The only thing for you to know is that I love you. I will not cure you, in order that it will be seen that you are not strong. From this will be seen that it is I who gives you strength in what you are doing’ I was told. Therefore I rejoice that I am not strong. Because thus it is seen that Christ gives me strength for what I do.” (Source: Tenango Otomi Back Translation)