complete verse (2 Corinthians 3:18)

Following are a number of back-translations of 2 Corinthians 3:18:

  • Uma: “So, all of us who believe in the Lord, there is no longer a veil that covers-up our heart. We know the Lord’s power, and his power continually changes our heart. As-time-goes-on the power of the Lord in our lives is continually-added-to to the point that we become the same as he is. The Lord’s Spirit is the one who does this in our hearts.” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “So then, all of us (incl.) who trust in Isa Almasi our (incl.) faces are not covered. We are figuratively like a mirror showing the brightness and power of God. Gradually we (incl.) are changed by our (incl.) Leader until we are like him. Our (incl.) Leader who changes us (incl.) is the Spirit of God.” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “Now, brothers, as for all of us (incl.), we already understand that the power of the Lord is very great, and there is nothing which covers up our understanding of this; and by means of this power which comes from the Lord, which is the Holy Spirit, He will make us to be like Him, and this power will continually increase.” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “Therefore all of us who believe, we are not like Moses whose face was covered-over, but rather we properly show like a mirror the godhood of the Lord Jesus while-at-the-same-time we are continually being transformed, becoming-better-and-better until we will be like him. The one who will fulfill this in us is the same aforementioned Lord who is the Holy Spirit.” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “Well, since the veiling has now been removed from our face, we can now observe the glory/praiseworthiness of the Lord, but not yet like his glory/praiseworthiness that will be seen in the future. What we can observe now is just like what can be seen in an unclear mirror. And because it’s like we can always observe his glory/praiseworthiness, by means of the supernatural-power of the Espiritu Santo whom the Lord caused-to-indwell, our ways/nature are constantly able-to-be-renewed, in which we are all making-ourselves-the-same as he is in this glory/praiseworthiness of his.” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)
  • Tenango Otomi: “Concerning all of us, we have now understood well that supremely good is the Lord. During the days we live he is the only one we set our hearts on. And it happens that more and more we become like him. And it is the Holy Spirit who brings this about.” (Source: Tenango Otomi Back Translation)