complete verse (Ephesians 3:3)

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

  • Uma: “Long ago, there was an intention of God that was not yet known by mankind. His intention was this: that people who are not Yahudi people also get blessings from God together with the Yahudi people. His intention also was that those who are not Yahudi people become one-body with the Yahudi, and that they as well receive what God promised to all his children. They receive it because of their connection with Kristus Yesus, since they have believed in the Good News. Long ago, that intention of God’s for the Yahudi people and those who are not Yahudi people was not yet known by mankind. But God himself told me that intention of his in a vision, like what I have already written earlier. What I wrote, although it is short, it makes clear God’s intention that Kristus brought to pass. And when you read it, you will understand the intention of God that was not yet known by mankind from long ago, as I also understand it. Previously, his intention was not announced to men. But at this time, God’s intention has become clear to us (excl.) his holy apostles and prophets, because the Holy Spirit made it clear to us (excl.).” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “God’s plan, nobody has known it formerly but he has made it known to me. I have told you a little about this here in this letter.” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “This was hidden long time ago; however, He revealed it to me. By means of this, there is something I want to explain to you by means of this letter.” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “Because God made-known to me his plan which was not made-known previously, and that is exactly what this little that I have said in this letter of mine is.” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “You probably heard/news that God revealed to me a certain determined-plan of his that was secret/hidden. (Just like I explained a little bit in this that I have written,” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)
  • Tenango Otomi: “I have put here on this paper the word God revealed to me. This word was not known before.” (Source: Tenango Otomi Back Translation)