complete verse (Ephesians 3:13)

Following are a number of back-translations of Ephesians 3:13:

  • Uma: “Because of that, relatives, I request that you not be discouraged when you hear that I am in prison, because what I am suffering now carries blessing for you.” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “Therefore I beseech/admonish you, encourage your livers even though I am here enduring persecution because of my preaching to you. All this is for your good.” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “And because of all of this, it’s necessary, brothers, that these difficulties that I have to endure because of you, are not a cause for your faith being removed, but rather, you must rejoice because this is for your good.” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “Therefore please don’t be discouraged/disillusioned because of my being-persecuted for you, because that will be to-your-benefit just the same.” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “Therefore I am really-asking you that you don’t let the hardships I am suffering for your sakes be a means of destroying your belief, for I am telling you that they are for your praise/glory.” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)
  • Tenango Otomi: “Therefore I tell you not to be sad because of what I suffer for telling you the good news. Rather rejoice that the suffering I pass through for you is working good for you.” (Source: Tenango Otomi Back Translation)