complete verse (Ephesians 2:21)

Following are a number of back-translations of Ephesians 2:21:

  • Uma: “We who are connected to Yesus are like lumber and other stuff that is arranged on top of a strong foundation stone, in order to build a holy house that is worthy to be dwelt-in by the Lord God.” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “Figuratively, the materials/parts of the house are joined together by Almasi and the house becomes bigger until finally it becomes a prayer-house worthy for God to live in.” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “By means of Christ, the building of this house is made strong, and this is becoming a house of the Lord where He is worshipped.” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “He is of course the one who supports/holds all the parts of the temple so that its construction is firm/stable. And due to your being joined to him, you are counted-in with all believers whom God is using-to-construct a holy temple in which he stays by-means-of his Spirit.” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “Cristo is the one to whom all these building-materials are attached. They are really fixed-on well and, because of their being united/tied-together with the Lord, this building continues to grow, now becoming an elaborate worshipping-place.” (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)