complete verse (2 Corinthians 5:13)

Following are a number of back-translations of 2 Corinthians 5:13:

  • Uma: “There are some who say we (excl.) are crazy. If we (excl.) are really crazy, that is our (excl.) desire to follow God with our (excl.) whole heart. But if our (excl.) thinking is clear, that is to help you, relatives.” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “There is someone there who says that we (excl.) have lost our (excl.) reasoning when we (excl.) preach; na, never mind, if only God will be praised. If they say that our (excl.) thoughts/mind is good, na, it will be for your good (come home to).” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “Some people think we are crazy; however, the reason we seem like crazy people is because our carrying out of what God wants us to do is very strong. But if you think that we are not crazy, you know that the reason we keep on like this is that you might be better off.” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “If for-example someone says that we (excl.) are crazy, never-mind, because all that we (excl.) do is for God. And if others say that our (excl.) minds are exactly right, you of-course certainly know that our (excl.) work is for you.” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “For if in the estimation of some there we (excl.) are stupid, it doesn’t bother us because our serving is for God’s glory. And if our (excl.) minds/thinking are sound, of course that too is for your benefit.” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)
  • Tenango Otomi: “If you should say to me that I am crazy in what I do, well what I do is only because I search for how to have God praised. If you should say that I am not crazy, well then it still is that I am only searching for how to do you good.” (Source: Tenango Otomi Back Translation)