complete verse (2 Corinthians 13:4)

Following are a number of back-translations of 2 Corinthians 13:4:

  • Uma: “Kristus was indeed weak the other day [yesterday] when he was crucified. But he came back to life because of strength from God. We(excl.) also, relatives, we (excl.) are weak together with Kristus. But we (excl.) get new life from the strength of God together with Kristus. So, when I arrive, relatives, you will see that strength that God has given us (excl.).” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “Because even though he was like/had the appearance of being weak when he was nailed to the post, nevertheless he lives again by the power of God. Likewise we (excl.) his commissioned ones, we (excl.) also are like/have the appearance of being weak because we (excl.) are one with Almasi. But you will see that we (excl.) will also live by God’s power and there is strength/power of ours (excl.) to fix/serve you.” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “Because even though it seemed as if Christ was powerless when he was being nailed to the cross, he was raised from the dead just the same and He has new life by means of the power of God. And we also, we seem to be powerless because we’re always having to suffer hardship. However, by means of the power of God which helps us, we also have new life and we can still help you.” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “It is admittedly true that Cristo’s weakness was seen in his being-nailed to the cross, but it is the power of God which is being seen now in his living. And so also we (excl.) share-in-experiencing his weakness because of our (excl.) being-joined to him, but as concerning how we (excl.) will be to you, we (excl.) will show his power that is from God because of our (excl.) companioning-with him in his living.” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “When Cristo was nailed to the cross, in the sight of people, he was just a person with no ability. But on his coming alive again, it became evident that God’s supernatural-power was with him. It’s also like that with me for, in my being united/tied-together with Cristo, when I was there with you previously, it appeared (lit. you could say) that I had no authority to pass judgment on your sins for I was just being meek/patient. But when I arrive there again, if I need to judge you, by the strength of God’s supernatural-power, I will not hide my authority that Cristo endowed me with.” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)
  • Tenango Otomi: “Even though he did not show his strength when he was put on the cross, yet now he lives and walks in God’s power. And concerning myself, I also walk with Christ and thus I will be strengthened by God in what word I speak to you when I come there, even though it is said of me that I speak softly when I speak.” (Source: Tenango Otomi Back Translation)