complete verse (Ephesians 2:11)

Following are a number of back-translations of Ephesians 2:11:

  • Uma: “So, relatives, remember your previous lives! According to your birth, you are not Yahudi people. The Yahudi people call you "people who are not circumcised," and those Yahudi people say that they are the only ones who are the portion of God, because they are circumcised according to the customs of their religion. That custom of circumcision, is a just custom made by men to their bodies.” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “Na, remember as to what/how you were formerly. You are not Yahudi and you were despised/mocked by the Yahudi because you do not circumcise but they circumcise. But that custom of theirs is done/applied just simply to their bodies.” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “As for you people who are not Jews, think about your situation before. As for the Jews, they practice circumcision and they refer to you as people who do not practice circumcision, which is to say, your bodies have not been marked according to the Law left behind by Moses.” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “Therefore you who were born as Gentiles, think-about/remember what your situation was previously. You, the Jews looked-down-on/made-fun-of (you) saying not circumcised, while as for them, they thought/said that they were counted as God’s people because of their being circumcised (while-actually circumcision, it is merely what people have done to their bodies).” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “Really think-carefully-about (lit: walk your mind on) your in-the-past situation. Because you were not Jews and not circumcised therefore, the opinion/treatment of the Jews, you were low-class/insignificant (people) who are not the people of God. They are the ones they-say who are his people because what they are called is, The Circucised Ones. But this circumcision of theirs, (it’s) on the outside of their body only, just done by man/human.” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)
  • Tenango Otomi: “And now you who are not Jews must remember how you were in past days. The Jews did not look well upon you because your bodies were not marked like the Jews do.” (Source: Tenango Otomi Back Translation)