complete verse (2 Corinthians 4:16)

Following are a number of back-translations of 2 Corinthians 4:16:

  • Uma: “So, that is why I said earlier, we don’t lose heart [lit., our (excl.) hearts are not lessened]. Even though this body of ours(excl.) its strength is getting less-and-less, but our (excl.) hearts are constantly being renewed every day.” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “Therefore we (excl.) are diligent, we (excl.) do not stop preaching. Even if our (excl.) body becomes weak and we (excl.) grow old, nevertheless our (excl.) trust continues to become strong every day.” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “And because of this, our working hard cannot be removed. Every day our bodies become older and weaker; but in spite of that, every day also God increases His strengthening of our faith.” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “Therefore we (excl.) don’t get discouraged, because even though our (inc) bodies are weakening, the life that is in us that doesn’t die is daily becoming-stronger.” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “That is why we (excl.) (lit. our bones) are not getting weary/discouraged, for even though every day our (excl.) bodies keep on growing older and deteriorating, every day also we (excl.) keep being given by God that we are becoming-healthy/strong in regard to our believing/obeying and new life which is the gift of the Espiritu Santo.” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)
  • Tenango Otomi: “Therefore never does my heart turn back. Even though more and more my strength is lost, yet my thoughts are strengthened day by day.” (Source: Tenango Otomi Back Translation)