complete verse (2 Corinthians 8:5)

Following are a number of back-translations of 2 Corinthians 8:5:

  • Uma: “Their gift was more than we (excl.) expected. They not only gave money. First they gave their own hearts to the Lord God. They submitted to the Lord’s will, and to us (excl.) also, since that was the Lord’s will.” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “What they gave was really beyond what we (excl.) had expected from them. Because they first gave themselves to God, our (incl.) Leader, after that, they also submitted themselves to follow us (excl.) because that is God’s wish.” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “We never expected that they could do anything like that; they first gave their whole bodies and breaths to God, and then since they were fulfilling the word of God, they placed themselves also in subjection to us.” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “What they did, they surpassed what we (excl.) expected, for they didn’t only give their money, but rather they caused-to-precede the entrusting of their lives to God and afterwards to us (excl.), for they knew that’s what God wanted them to do.” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “And they did far more than we (excl.) were hoping-for/expected, for they didn’t just give that large amount of money but rather, in accordance with God’s will, they truly first dedicated themselves, first to the Lord, and then to us (excl.) also.” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)
  • Tenango Otomi: “That which came to my heart for them to do was not only what they did. Rather they did the will of God in that first they gave their hearts to Christ. After that they said that they were living to do whatever word I told them.” (Source: Tenango Otomi Back Translation)