complete verse (2 Corinthians 7:13)

Following are a number of back-translations of 2 Corinthians 7:13:

  • Uma: “So, since you received that letter of mine well, our (excl.) hearts were strengthened. Our(excl.) hearts were indeed strengthened, and more than that, we (excl.) were so happy to see the happiness of Titus. His heart became clear [he was relieved] seeing your behavior while he was there with you.” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “That’s why our (excl.) liver is really encouraged. And not only is our (excl.) liver encouraged but we (excl.) were also glad when we (excl.) saw that Titus is happy. The reason he is happy is because he was caused peace/quietness in his liver by you.” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “And that’s not all, because we are also happy because Titus is happy. And the thing Titus is happy about is; by means of your good works his mind is no longer troubled about you.” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “Therefore our (excl.) minds have-become-strong because we (excl.) can see that those-things have been fulfilled. But it’s not only those-things that we (excl.) were happy-about but rather we (excl.) were made-even-more -happy upon our (excl.) seeing Tito’s happiness, for his thoughts have now become-truly -peaceful because of all of you.” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “That is why this is what gave us (excl.) great happiness.And our (excl.) happiness increased even more because of Tito’s happiness, for when he was there with you, you really made his mind/inner-being happy.” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)
  • Tenango Otomi: “That is why my heart is encouraged now. But not only does my heart rejoice, also more do I rejoice upon seeing that Titus rejoices because of how you treated him there where you live.” (Source: Tenango Otomi Back Translation)
  • Huba: “That is the thing tightening our hearts. Not just tightening our hearts only, with all that we are very happy with the kind of happiness that Titus had for all of you when you cooled his heart.” (The expression “tightening our hearts” means “comforting us”, and “cooling his heart” means “reassuring him”) (Source: David Frank in this blog post)