complete verse (2 Corinthians 7:10)

Following are a number of back-translations of 2 Corinthians 7:10:

  • Uma: “For as for sadness of heart that follows God’s will, that sadness leads us to repent from our evil behavior, with the result that God lifts us from the punishment of our sins. And that sadness we don’t feel sorry about. But as for the sadness of heart that is common among people who don’t know God, that sadness doesn’t lead us to repent from our evil behavior, with the result that we get death that separates us from God.” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “Because if the sadness of people is from God, that can be the reason for his regretting his sin and changing his liver. And this is no longer bad because the outcome of it is he will live forever. But the sadness of people who do not follow God does not cause them to change their liver and it will yet bring them to death.” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “For the sorrow that God uses, it can be the thing that which changes the mind of a person so that he might be freed from punishment. And it’s not right that we should regret that godly sorrow. However, the sorrow of people who do not follow God, it does not cause people to change their minds, and because of this they cannot be given life forever.” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “Because the sorrow that pleases God, it results in a person’s repenting of his sins so that he will be saved. No one feels-regret because of that. But worldly sorrow, it results in punishment that is forever.” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “Because grief that is in accordance with God’s will, (it) leads people to repent and drop their sin, the outcome being salvation that is not (later) regretted. But that grief that this world gives, (it) just causes stubbornness (lit. hardens the head) therefore, the outcome is death which is punishment without end.” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)
  • Tenango Otomi: “Because concerning the person whose heart hurts because of how he walked, he then turns his heart and separates from the evil in which he walked. And this is what God looks well upon and then he saves the person’s soul. But concerning the person who really does not want to believe in God, even though his heart is sad, yet his soul will not be saved.” (Source: Tenango Otomi Back Translation)