complete verse (2 Corinthians 4:4)

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

  • Uma: “The spirit/influence of the evil-one(s) that controls this world confuses them, so that they won’t believe the Good News. The light from the Good News doesn’t enlighten their hearts. So, they don’t know the bigness of Kristus’s life [i.e., his glory], whose life is the same as God’s.” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “They do not believe-obey this good news because they are made dull/stupid by the leader of demons, the one who is made-god by the people in this world. They are made dull by him so that they cannot understand the good news about Almasi, that this Almasi is really made great/honored and that he is exactly (lekkup neppu) like God.” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “They will not believe because Satan has covered up their thinking; He is the one who is worshipped by people here on the earth. Because of this, their minds cannot be illuminated by the Good News about the very great highness of Christ; by means of Christ we can know who God is, because He is the image of God.” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “who don’t believe. Because Satanas who is the god of evil people in the world, he has blinded their minds so they don’t see the light that comes from the good news which speaks-about the godlikeness of Cristo. Because Cristo is the exact manifestation of God,” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “These people, they don’t believe/obey because, as for their minds/thinking, (they) have been darkened by Satanas, he who makes-a-pretense-of-being-God here under the heavens. He is darkening their minds/thinking so that they won’t understand the explanation of this Good News concerning the glory/praiseworthiness of Cristo, he who is the picture/illustration of God.” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)
  • Tenango Otomi: “Concerning the people who do not believe the good news, it is the devil who walks here on earth who has closed their minds. Because he does not want their hearts to be opened by the good news. If that would happen, they would know about Christ, that he is supreme. Because Christ became a person and it is Christ who is the same as God.” (Source: Tenango Otomi Back Translation)