complete verse (2 Corinthians 3:9)

Following are a number of back-translations of 2 Corinthians 3:9:

  • Uma: “The Yahudi people long ago became guilty/wrong in God’s sight because they broke his Law. But even so, no kidding was God’s power that the Yahudi people saw at that time. So, how much more is the power of God’s new Promise, for that Promise makes-us-straight in his sight.” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “If the law was great and it is the underlying-reason that mankind is judged to be put in hell, the new covenant is much greater because it is the underlying-reason that mankind is considered straight.” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “If the power of the Law, which is the reason mankind is to be punished, is great, how much greater is the power of the way by which mankind can be made righteous.” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “Because if the dazzling-gleam of God was seen in his giving the law that condemns people, his godhood is seen even-more on account of his plan to make-people -righteous.” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “Yes indeed, if God’s glory/praiseworthiness was seen in that system (lit. trail) which reveals (lit. makes-shallow) the punishment upon sin, is it not so that God’s glory/praiseworthiness can be all the more observed in this system (lit. trail) which can give righteousness/straightness in his sight?” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)
  • Tenango Otomi: “Now if this word which says that the people will be punished is beautiful in its appearance, then how much greater in beauty is the word in which God tells us that now our sins are cleared.” (Source: Tenango Otomi Back Translation)