complete verse (2 Corinthians 7:6)

Following are a number of back-translations of 2 Corinthians 7:6:

  • Uma: “Why do I say that my heart is strengthened, relatives? Because I was happy to hear the news that Titus brought from you. Like I recounted earlier, we (excl.) left from the village of Troas and came here to Makedonia. But when we (excl.) arrived here, our (excl.) hearts were still not quiet. Left and right we (excl.) were hit by suffering. There were those who were-at-odds-with/disagreed with us, and on the other side [i.e., at the same time, on our part] we (excl.) were afraid too. Our(excl.) hearts were indeed discouraged [lit., lessened] at that time. But thank you I say to God, for at that time Titus arrived bringing news from you, relatives. So, our discouraged hearts were strengthened by God at the arrival of Titus.” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “But God knows how to encourage the troubled/sad ones and we (excl.) were caused to be glad by him when Titus arrived at us/our (excl.) (place).” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “But God, who knows how to bring joy to those who have sorrow, He caused that we become happy by means of the arrival of Titus.” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “But God who strengthens the minds of discouraged people, he strengthened our (excl.) minds because of Tito’s coming.” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “But no matter who of us is hardshipped, God truly does not leave them alone. The proof of that is, he made us (excl.) happy for just-then Tito arrived whom we (excl.) were worrying about.” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)
  • Tenango Otomi: “But God strengthens people who do not have strength. Therefore he caused my heart to be encouraged when Titus arrived.” (Source: Tenango Otomi Back Translation)
  • Huba: “But God who puts the heart [=comforts] those with heart kill self [=who have no hope] put our heart [=comforted us] with the coming of Titus.” (Source: David Frank in this blog post)