complete verse (2 Corinthians 4:6)

Following are a number of back-translations of 2 Corinthians 4:6:

  • Uma: “For when God made the sky and world, he said like this: ‘From the darkness [may] light appear!’ And it is that God also who has enlightened our hearts, so we know that his life is big. Like the Yahudi people long ago saw God’s shining in the face of Musa, so also we know the bigness of God’s life if we know Yesus Kristus.” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “When this world was first created, God spoke and caused light in the darkness. Like that he also did to us (excl.). Because in the beginning it was really like dark in our (excl.) thinking because we (excl.) did not know about Almasi. But he caused light in our (excl.) thinking so that we (excl.) might understand his power and his brightness there in Almasi.” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “For when God created everything He said, ‘May the darkness be removed and may there be light.’ And He also is the one who illuminated our minds, so that we might understand what the power of God is that He revealed through Jesus Christ.” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “Because it was God who commanded ‘It will indeed become-light’ so there would be that-which-shines in the darkness. And he is the very one who illuminated our (excl.) minds in order to show through us (excl.) his godhood which is seen in the face of Cristo.” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “We have now been enlightened for God, he who created light by the power of his word so that it would not be wholly darkness, he indeed is the one who has given light/enlightenment to our minds/thinking so that we will recognise fully his glory/praiseworthiness which can be comprehended in Cristo.” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)
  • Tenango Otomi: “God determined that there be the light, it shines in the darkness. And he also determined that this good news opened our hearts now in order that we know how God is supreme. Because now our hearts have understood about Christ.” (Source: Tenango Otomi Back Translation)