complete verse (Ephesians 1:4)

Following are a number of back-translations of Ephesians 1:4:

  • Uma: “Before this world was created, he had already chosen us to become connected with Kristus, in order that we become his portion that has no fault in his sight.” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “When the world had not yet been created, beforehand we (incl.) had been already chosen by him to be made his people because we (incl.) are one with Isa Almasi. The reason that he chose us (incl.) is so that we (incl.) would be holy/clean and so that we (incl.) would have no spot/blemish in his sight.” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “Long time ago before the world was created, we (incl.) were already chosen by God. The reason He chose us was so that we might become His subjects, in whom is nothing for Him to scold (faultless or perfect).” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “Because before the world was created, God had already chosen us to be joined to Cristo in order that he would thus make-us-into holy (nasantoan) people who had no sin in his sight.” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “This being united/tied-together of ours with Cristo, it was already in the mind/thinking of God before he created heaven/sky and the world. Therefore, really from back in the past, he had already chosen us that we could be very far from all sin and that we could come into his presence with nothing that he would find fault with in us.” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)
  • Tenango Otomi: “And now, all those who now walk with Christ, God has already chosen before the world was made. He wanted that those people who were chosen should separate from evil so that not any evil will be found against them before the face, the eye of God.” (Source: Tenango Otomi Back Translation)