complete verse (2 Corinthians 2:17)

Following are a number of back-translations of 2 Corinthians 2:17:

  • Uma: “But at least [lit., But also] we (excl.) are not like some people who want to treat God’s Word like sale-goods. Our(excl.) purpose is holy/pure, our (excl.) words are true, for God is the one who ordered us (excl.) to carry the News of Kristus, and he also is the one who gazes-down-on us (excl.).” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “I am not like other people who preach the message of God just to receive money. They make God’s message like a merchandise. But because it is really God who commanded us (excl.) that is the reason why we (excl.) preach wholeheartedly in God’s sight. That is fitting hep for us (excl.) the servants of Almasi.” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “However, as for us, we do not imitate the activity of many who teach, because with them it seems as if they are using the word of God in order to gain money. But since God has sent us and since also, that God is always checking up on us, our purpose and what we say is true, because we (excl.) have come to be one with Christ.” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “But we (excl.) are capable (concessive compliment particle), for God has sent us (excl.) and all that we (excl.) say is sincere/heartfelt in his sight due to our (excl.) being united with Cristo. We (excl.) are not like the many who are teaching the word of God in order to get rich.” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “It certainly can’t be done well by those who just use their teaching of the word of God as a means-of-making-money. As for us (excl.), it really is not like that, but rather we are servants of Cristo in which wholly the truth is what we are teaching in the sight of God, for it is indeed God who appointed us.” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)
  • Tenango Otomi: “Because many people like to speak the word of God, but they only want to extract money from the people. For they pervert the word they speak, it is not truly God’s word. However, as for me, this work God gave for me to do is what I do. And God sees that it is not just for appearance I speak the word, rather I put my heart into doing the work of Christ.” (Source: Tenango Otomi Back Translation)