complete verse (2 Corinthians 4:2)

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

  • Uma: “We(excl.) discard/get-rid-of all shameful actions, there is nothing that we (excl.) hide, we (excl.) don’t deceive others, we (excl.) don’t misuse/twist God’s Word. We(excl.) announce what is true with clarity, so that all people believe that the news we (excl.) carry is true. God gazes-down-on us (excl.)!” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “We (excl.) really don’t do any hidden deeds, shameful deeds. We (excl.) do not deceive people, and we (excl.) do not mix untrue teaching in with our (excl.) preaching. But we (excl.) make the true teaching very clear so that the people will be pleased with our (excl.) doings and so that there is nothing that they can find fault with. All our doings are in God’s sight.” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “As for the ugly activities which are hidden which other people do, we don’t do those things. We don’t tell lies and we don’t change the word of God, but rather our spreading of it is right, so that everybody might understand that what we are doing is not a lie. The one who checks up on this is God.” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “We (excl.) have turned-our -backs on all that people do that is hidden and shameful and there is no one whom we (excl.) trick. Neither do we (excl.) change the word of God but rather we (excl.) correctly make-clear the truth. We (excl.) do these-things in the sight of God so that any person will thereby-know that our (excl.) behavior/character is good.” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “Really those shameful ulterior-motives have been put far from us (excl.). We (excl.) are not as-might-be-said deceiving (people) by changing God’s words just so that people will accept us (excl.). But rather, whatever is the truth, that really is what we (excl.) teach without concealing anything. The mind/inner-being of everyone can really testify that this so, and God also knows that our (excl.) teaching really is like this.” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)
  • Tenango Otomi: “Concerning any matter which is hidden, which is shameful, that is not what I walk in. I do not walk evilly, deceiving the people. It is the word of God which I speak, I do make up what I speak. Before the face, the eye of God, it is all true what I speak. Thus I do so that the hearts of people will perceive that the word I speak is good.” (Source: Tenango Otomi Back Translation)