complete verse (2 Corinthians 8:9)

Following are a number of back-translations of 2 Corinthians 8:9:

  • Uma: “I don’t need to command you, relatives, for you yourselves know how big the help of our Lord Yesus Kristus is. He had big life [i.e., glory], but because of his love for us he gave it all up to help us. He made his life low, becoming a human, in order that we could get bigness of life [glory].” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “You know as to how great the love and mercy of our (incl.) Leader Isa Almasi for us (incl.) is. Because of his mercy for you, even though he was rich there in heaven, he became poor because he submitted to become a human so that you will be rich because of him.” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “We (incl.) know just how big the kindness of our Lord Jesus Christ is; because of His pity to us, even though He was very rich there in Heaven, He made himself very poor by means of becoming a human and by means of allowing Himself to be killed. And because of this poverty of His, we (incl.) can become very rich.” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “Because you know the largeness of the grace of Jesu Cristo our Lord. Even though he was extremely rich in heaven, he became-poor for us in his becoming a person, in order that we become-rich on account of his aforementioned poverty.” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “For is it not so that you now know how really big is the grace/mercy of our Lord Jesu-Cristo, in that even though his glory/praiseworthiness and highness/importance in heaven were far-from-ordinary, he became like a common/ordinary pauper so that, through that pauperness of his, you might become rich in the good (situation) in heaven.” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)
  • Tenango Otomi: “It has now appeared plainly about the grace given us by the Lord Jesus Christ. He is the owner of all that there is and he made himself poor because he loved all of us. And now because he made himself poor, the grace he gave us is overflowingly valuable.” (Source: Tenango Otomi Back Translation)