complete verse (2 Corinthians 8:3)

Following are a number of back-translations of 2 Corinthians 8:3:

  • Uma: “I have seen the bigness of their hearts in giving [i.e., they are proud to do it]. They give according to their ability, or even more than their ability. Nobody forced them, it was out of the whiteness of their own hearts [i.e., out of grace, their own initiative].” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “I can witness that they gave up to their capacity and even above their capacity. It was just their own wish/desire that they gave.” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “I can testify that they did as much as they could do, and even more than they could do, in giving and it came from the whiteness of their liver (from the goodness of their heart).” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “I can confirm that what they gave, it was not merely according to what they were able to give but rather more than they were able. And they were the ones who decided (lit. were the owners of the thought) to give-it.” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “I am really testifying here that they did not just give what they were able to, but rather they exceeded it. And it’s not that they were forced, this was really their own desire.” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)
  • Tenango Otomi: “I give a true testimony that the help they give is given with all their hearts. Concerning what they decided to give, even more above that is what they gave.” (Source: Tenango Otomi Back Translation)