complete verse (2 Corinthians 5:1)

Following are a number of back-translations of 2 Corinthians 5:1:

  • Uma: “This body of ours in the world is like a house that we dwell in for just a while. And we know, when this house of ours is destroyed (meaning, when we die), God will prepare for us a house in heaven, that is not made by mankind and that lasts forever( meaning, our new body).” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “We (incl.) do not stop working for God because we (incl.) know that even if/when this our (incl.) hut is broken down, that means even if/when this our (incl.) body dies, there is already a dwelling place of ours (incl.) in heaven made by God, and this lasts forever. These our (incl.) dwelling places in heaven are our (incl.) new bodies that will no longer die.” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “Our body is like a house that we live in, and we know that when this house is knocked down, which is to say, our bodies die, there is a house that we will live in, in Heaven, which is the new body that God will give. This is made by Him and it will not die because it is forever.” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “Because we know that when the tent in which we temporarily-stay on the earth, meaning to say our body, is folded-up/taken-down, God will replace it with a proper house in heaven which will remain-unchanged forever that people will not make.” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “This is just like our body, for we know that even if this earthly body in which we are like living here in the world dies, the day will come when we will be given a heavenly body, which will never die, which was not made by people but rather by God.” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)
  • Tenango Otomi: “And now, I know that we will die, because our bodies will not be forever. But God has already determined that there in heaven we will live forever. And there where we will live, it is God himself who made it.” (Source: Tenango Otomi Back Translation)