complete verse (2 Corinthians 5:8)

Following are a number of back-translations of 2 Corinthians 5:8:

  • Uma: “So our hearts are always strong. Even if we were to die, we would just consider-it-a-blessing for when we are separated from this body of ours, we are with the Lord!” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “Our (incl.) liver is really encouraged. We (incl.) would yet/rather choose to die so that we (incl.) would be there where our (incl.) Leader is, than live here in this world.” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “Our faith in the Lord is always strong and we wish that we might leave this earthly body so that we might go home to the Lord.” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “But our (excl.) minds are nevertheless strong. It-would-be-preferable if we (excl.) left our (excl.) bodies on this earth in order to go stay-with the Lord,” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “Therefore even if death comes we are confident/bold to leave behind this earthly body of ours in order to be with the Lord in heaven. And that also is what would make us (excl.) much happier.” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)
  • Tenango Otomi: “And now, I do not doubt that it will thus happen, therefore I am eager to die. Because I am eager to live there with the Lord.” (Source: Tenango Otomi Back Translation)