complete verse (2 Corinthians 6:16)

Following are a number of back-translations of 2 Corinthians 6:16:

  • Uma: “Are God’s House and a worship house for idols just the same? Yet we here are God’s house, for the Living God dwells in our hearts. So, it isn’t fitting if we who worship God follow those who worship demons. This is the meaning of God’s Word long ago that says like this: ‘I will dwell in their midst, and stay with them. I will be their Lord, and they will be my people.'” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “It is not possible that idols (god-gods) be worshiped in God’s house. We (incl.) the ones trusting in Isa, we (dual) are figuratively like God’s house because the living God dwells in us (incl.). God said hep, ‘I make my place with the people who belong to me and my dwelling place is there with them. I am their God and they are my people.'” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “As for the church, the house of God, where He is worshipped, it’s not allowable that false gods also be worshipped there. And it’s the same with us (incl.) believers, because we (incl.) are like a house, where the undying God lives. For God said, ‘I will live with them and be with them, and it will be that I am the God they worship, and they shall be the people that belong to Me.'” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “Is it indeed appropriate if idols (lit. imitation gods) are added to God’s temple? No, and so also with us, for we are the temple that is the dwelling-place of the living God. Because God said, ‘I will live in/with them and will accompany them. I am the one they will acknowledge as their God and they will be my people.'” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “What’s this, is there no difference between a house where God is worshipped and a house where pretend gods are worshipped? There really is a big difference. For we are like the house of God who really is alive forever, for is it not indeed he who has said, ‘I will dwell among them and live as their companion always. I am the God they will serve and, as for them, I will make them my people’.” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)
  • Tenango Otomi: “There in the church of God, only he who truly is God who lives, is worshipped there. There is not permission to worship idols there. You are compared to the church of God, because God says: ‘I will walk with the people who worship me. And I am their God and they are my people’ says God.” (Source: Tenango Otomi Back Translation)