complete verse (Ephesians 1:14)

Following are a number of back-translations of Ephesians 1:14:

  • Uma: “God gave us the Holy Spirit to strengthen his promise to us, in order that it is clear to us that he will also give to us all that he promised to us. He will give us all that he has promised us on the future day. At that time he will free us from this evil world, and lift us up to heaven, since we are his portion. That is why it is very fitting that we praise and make-big God.” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “The Holy Spirit that he has given to us (incl.) is the sign that we (incl.) will truly receive in the future all that God has promised his people, and we (incl.) are sure/certain now that finally we (incl.) will be really free. Let us (incl.) praise the love and mercy of God.” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “As for our (incl.) being inspired by the Holy Spirit, this was a sign to us (incl.) that in the future, He would give us (incl.) His subjects all that He promised us. And by means of this, we can know that in the future He will finish His setting us free from our compulsion to sin. Let us praise Him who is very powerful!” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “And the Holy Spirit’s remaining in us, that’s how we know for-sure that God will fulfill his setting-us -free and that we will receive all that he promised his people so that his amazing godhood will be praised.” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “This, this Espiritu Santo, he is the strength/pledge of this that he promised us, the assurance that it really will happen that we will receive the completion of this salvation of ours. Therefore let us now praise him, he whose praiseworthiness/glory is very-far-from-ordinary.” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)
  • Tenango Otomi: “Now that the Holy Spirit has been sent to walk with us, we are assured that God will do all the good which he has promised to give us. When it will be completed that all will believe of those who must yet enter his hand, then will this word be done for us. All that God does is supreme. Therefore it is necessary that he be praised.” (Source: Tenango Otomi Back Translation)