complete verse (Ephesians 1:11)

Following are a number of back-translations of Ephesians 1:11:

  • Uma: “God made all [kinds of] things according to his desire and his own decision. From the beginning of the creating of the world he chose us and he had already made certain beforehand that we were the ones who become his portion from our connection with Kristus.” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “All that God has done he did because that was what he wished and that is what he planned. So then, because that was his plan, we (excl.) were chosen by him to become his people because we (excl.) have become-one with Almasi. This was his plan since the beginning of time already.” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “Everything that God is doing, it is the fulfillment of His purpose and His desire. And because it was His purpose, He chose us (excl.) the Jewish believers, so that we might become His subjects who would become one with Christ. This was His purpose that He decided on long ago before anything was created. And as for us, the Jews who were the first to believe in Christ, the reason He chose us is because it was His desire that by means of us, He who is very powerful, would be praised.” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “All that happens, it is according to the original plan of God, and so also was his choosing us (excl.) so that we (excl.) would become his people because of our (excl.) being joined-to/belonging-to Cristo. That’s what he decided since the first” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “This being united/tied-together of ours to Cristo is from where it comes that we also be graced with salvation/freedom in the future. From the distant past he had already chosen us that he would give us this good. This is indeed according to his determined-plan, he who determines everything in harmony with the good counsel which is his will.” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)
  • Tenango Otomi: “All that which was determined to be done by God is what is done by him. And very long ago God determined that all those who walk with Christ, all of us will see the good which God gives.” (Source: Tenango Otomi Back Translation)