complete verse (2 Corinthians 8:14)

Following are a number of back-translations of 2 Corinthians 8:14:

  • Uma: “At this time, since you have enough, it is appropriate if you make up the lack of those in the land of Yudea. And if later you also have a lack, they also can fill it. So, if you do like that taking care of each other, no one will have a lack, your lives will be the same.” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “But I want, because now you have quite-a-bit (lit. much-much), you should help your fellows (believers) who are hard up now. Then in the future perhaps you are also the ones in difficulties but they are the ones who have, na, they can also help you. If you do like this you help each other and you equally have.” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “It’s not in my mind that you should be in difficulty so that others who are in difficulty might be helped, but rather, it’s my desire that since you are now rich, you should help those believers who are in difficulty now. And then, later on in the future if you’re the ones to be in difficulty and they are the ones who are rich, they can help you also. By means of this you will all be the same and there will be no believers in difficulty.” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “But since you have a lot now, it’s right if you help those who are-in-need so that if you are the ones who are-in-need in a future day, it will also be possible for them to help you. Because if you do that, you will be equal.” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “But what I mean is, since you have plenty at the moment, what would be really good is, you help those who don’t have enough. For if supposing, you next are the ones who have lack, and they have plenty, of course they will then be the ones to help you. Well isn’t it so that if it’s like that, you will all be the same in having no lack?” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)
  • Tenango Otomi: “Rather it is wanted that all be at the same level. So now that you have what you need, give to those other people who have need. But some other day, then you will be given what you need when you don’t have it. Therefore not any of you will suffer, each will have what he needs.” (Source: Tenango Otomi Back Translation)