complete verse (Ephesians 3:4)

Following are a number of back-translations of Ephesians 3:4:

  • 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: “And when you read it, you will also understand what has been made known to me about Almasi.” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “And when you read this, you will know what I understand about that which was hidden long ago concerning Christ.” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “And if moreover you read it carefully, you will come-to-know my understanding of that plan of his which will be fulfilled because of Cristo.” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “which if you read you will observe how much is my understanding of this hidden decision/counsel concerning Cristo.)” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)
  • Tenango Otomi: “But now if you have seen this paper, then you are assured that the word about Christ which no one knew, is what I know about.” (Source: Tenango Otomi Back Translation)