complete verse (Ephesians 2:8)

Following are a number of back-translations of Ephesians 2:8:

  • Uma: “God has lifted us from the punishment of our sins, just from his grace alone, because of our faith in Yesus. He lifted us, not from the goodness of our character. It is a free gift of God to us,” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “For because of God’s love and mercy hep that is why you are saved when you trusted in Almasi. It is not because of your doings/works that you are saved but this is a love-gift from God to you.” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “For just because of His grace to us (incl.) He freed us from punishment when we believed. We were not freed by our own works,” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “Because the mercy/grace of God is the reason that we were saved by-means-of our believing in Cristo. It was certainly not due to what we have done, but rather it was God’s gift.” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “Really this grace/mercy of God, that (emphatic) is the source of our having now been saved from his punishment of our sin, because of our trusting and believing/obeying Cristo. And even this trusting and believing/obeying, he gave (it) to us, it’s not as-might-be-said we who are the origin.” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)
  • Tenango Otomi: “It was just God’s favor he gave us in that he saved us when we believed in Jesus Christ. We cannot say that there was any good we did in order that we were saved. Rather God alone wanted that he save us.” (Source: Tenango Otomi Back Translation)