complete verse (Ephesians 2:9)

Following are a number of back-translations of Ephesians 2:9:

  • Uma: “not from our behavior. That is why there is not one person who can say: "It is because of the goodness of my behavior that God lifted me from the punishment of our sins."” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “You cannot boast, because the reason that you are saved is not because of your good works.” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “but rather life forever was just given to us. Therefore, there is no person who can boast about His being freed from punishment, because it’s really not His good doing that set Him free.” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “Therefore there is no reason for us to boast about ourselves, because our being saved, it was not due to the good that we have done.” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “Therefore no-one can boast that his salvation is because of the good-quality of his own deeds.” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)
  • Tenango Otomi: “Concerning a person, there is not a bit of good he can do in order that he be saved.” (Source: Tenango Otomi Back Translation)