complete verse (Ephesians 2:15)

Following are a number of back-translations of Ephesians 2:15:

  • Uma: “For Kristus, he is the one who unites-us / makes us at peace with God and with our companion. He gave his body to be killed to become our substitute/redemption, and with his death he freed us from the Law of the Yahudi religion with all its commands and orders. He did that in order to destroy the differences that come-between/separate the Yahudi people and those who are not Yahudi people like an earthen wall. So, we (excl.) Yahudi people along with you who are not Yahudi people, he united us / made us at peace. He united us in order to make us a new people/mankind who are connected with him. In that way Kristus made peace/unity.” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “Because of his death on the post, he has removed the authority of the law of the Yahudi including it’s commands. He has removed it so that we (excl.) the Yahudi and you the non Yahudi are of one liver now/already, equally trusting in him and are now/already reconciled.” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “By means of His letting Himself be killed, He removed the necessity for us (incl.) to obey the Law left behind by Moses along with it’s doctrine so that we (incl.) who are two kinds of people, He might make us to be a new kind of people by means of our being made one by Him. And because of this our being against one another is removed.” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “Because when he died on the cross, he terminated the law of the Jews which contained many rules so that he would become-the-only-one that we (excl.) Jews and you Gentiles would follow. So now, that is the basis-of-our -getting-along-together because he made-us -new by turning-us -into what is like a single body on account of our being joined to him. He did that in order that he would bring-us all -close to God.” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “Because he made-a-sacrifice-of his own body, in doing that he removed that trail/way of following/obeying the laws of Moises, the laws which told all the customs of the religion of us (excl.) Jews. Well since it’s like that all who believe/obey Cristo then became like just one blood-related-group in the sight of God, no matter what their nation. He really opened up the way of reconciliation.” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)
  • Tenango Otomi: “Concerning the death of Christ, it was that which ended the authority of the law which commanded the customs followed by the Jews. Now the two groups of people who were enemies have been newly brought together and become one group only. Because now all walk with Christ. It is he who made peace between the.” (Source: Tenango Otomi Back Translation)