complete verse (Ephesians 1:12)

Following are a number of back-translations of Ephesians 1:12:

  • Uma: “That is why it is very fitting that God be praised and made big because of the bigness of his love to us (excl.) the Yahudi people , because we are the ones who first hoped in Kristus.” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “We (excl.) were the first to expect/hope for/in Christ. That is the reason why we (excl.) were chosen, so that we (excl.) should praise the love and mercy of God.” (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: “in order that his godhood would be praised because of us (excl.) who preceded to trust in Cristo.” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “And this is his determined-plan, that we live so as to bring praise to his praiseworthiness/glory, we (excl.) who were first to concentrate our hope in Cristo that we would be given this good in the future,” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)
  • Tenango Otomi: “Because of that, may God be praised by all those who now see the good he did for us, we who first believed that Christ would save us.” (Source: Tenango Otomi Back Translation)