complete verse (2 Corinthians 3:17)

Following are a number of back-translations of 2 Corinthians 3:17:

  • Uma: “For the Lord, he is the Holy Spirit. And if the Lord’s Spirit dwells in our hearts, we are released/freed from all that separated us from the Lord.” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “The one I speak of here as our (incl.) Leader, is God’s Spirit. If God’s Spirit is there with a person he is free/able to follow God.” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “And this Lord which is spoken about, that’s the Holy Spirit. And when a person is guided by the Holy Spirit, he is already set free from his slavery to the Law.” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “The Lord that I spoke of here is the Spirit of the Lord, and whoever is the staying-place of the Spirit of the Lord, he has freedom.” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “The Lord that (I’m) mentioning here, (he is) a single living-entity with the Espiritu Santo. And as long as we are being indwelt by this Espiritu Santo whom the Lord caused-to-indwell, we will be outside the control of sin and our slavery to obeying the laws of Moises in order to be saved.” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)
  • Tenango Otomi: “Because the Lord Jesus Christ, with the Holy Spirit they are just alike. So then, the person who walks with the Holy Spirit is taken from under the word commanded by the law that the person will be punished.” (Source: Tenango Otomi Back Translation)