complete verse (2 Corinthians 9:5)

Following are a number of back-translations of 2 Corinthians 9:5:

  • Uma: “That’s why I think I should send on ahead Titus and company going [to you], so that they can organize ahead of time the money gift that you promised. So, when I come, all will be ready. Then it will be clear that you are giving from the whiteness of your heart [i.e., graciously], not just because you were coerced.” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “Therefore I told/requested those our (incl.) three brothers to go there ahead of me to help you so that when I arrive there the love-gift that you promised will be ready beforehand. Then it will be seen that you give from your love and not because you were entreated by me.” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “Because of this, I decided that it would be necessary to ask these three of our (incl.) brothers if it would be possible for them to go ahead of me, there to you, so that they might help you to prepare ahead of time that help which you promised. And then it will be possible that that will be prepared already when I come, and everybody will know that the reason that you give is not because you were forced to but rather, because it comes from the whiteness of your liver.” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “So I decided that it would be good if I sent-ahead these brothers of ours in order that they will help you in the collecting of what you promised so that it will be properly prepared when I arrive there. Because if we do that, it will be seen that what you give stems from your love, without your being forced.” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “That is why I have arranged with these siblings of ours to go ahead to you there, so that you will prepare right away that help that you promised. Well is it not so that, if it’s like that, the outcome will be that you will be happy in giving, not just being forced into it because of being selfish?” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)
  • Tenango Otomi: “Therefore I looked well upon our brothers first going ahead to greet you. These can remind you about the help you already promised to gather and then it will be ready when we arrive. It will be apparent then that by the help you give that you have pleasure in giving help. Then people will not be able to say that I have forced you to give help.” (Source: Tenango Otomi Back Translation)