complete verse (Ephesians 2:20)

Following are a number of back-translations of Ephesians 2:20:

  • Uma: “We who believe Yesus may be compared to a house that is built by God. The messengers/apostles of the Lord Yesus and the prophets, they are the main beams and posts. And Kristus Yesus, he is the foundation stone.” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “We (incl.) all are figuratively like a house. Isa Almasi is the stone for standing the house on. The posts of the house are the apostles (commissioned ones) and the prophets.” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “And as for us (incl.) believers, we are like a house which God is setting up on a stone. Christ is the stone that the posts of this house are set upon. The apostles and the prophets of God, they are the posts. And you are some of the materials of the house.” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “So you also, you can be compared to parts of a temple which God is making. The apostles and God’s spokesmen (lit. those-through-whom-God -speaks), they are the ones who can be compared to the foundation of this temple, and Cristo Jesus is the most-valuable/important stone at the corner of the foundation which causes-to-be-firm/stable the entire temple.” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “The likeness of us believers is, like a building which has a firm-foundation. Cristo Jesus is this on which it is firmly-founded, he being the one giving far-from-ordinary durability to the building. Those apostles and prophets of his, they are like the posts of this building. And you are like its other components.” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)
  • Tenango Otomi: “There where a house is being built to be a church, there the stone work is begun, there accompany many stones to make up the stone wall for the church of God. You are the stones which make up the wall of the church. Concerning Christ, he is the stone which began the wall. The ones who are his representatives and those who are spokesmen for God are the stones which first went to build the house. And now, because of Christ, the people who are not Jews now accompany all those who believe in Christ. Because with all of us the Holy Spirit now walks.” (Source: Tenango Otomi Back Translation)