complete verse (Ephesians 3:8)

Following are a number of back-translations of Ephesians 3:8:

  • Uma: “From all of the believers in the Lord Yesus, I am the one whose life is smallest. But even so, I am the one who was given that blessing, that I be the one to spread the Good News to people who are not Yahudi people, to tell them the bigness of the blessing that we get from Kristus, the depths of which cannot be sounded by man.” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “Among all people who belong to God, I am the very lowest in status. But I am the one yet chosen by God and told to go to the non Yahudi to tell them about the unspeakable blessings that he has given to us (incl.) all because of Almasi.” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “Any believer in God is greater than I am; but in spite of this, God has blessed me by means of sending me to tell to you who are not Jews, the Good News about the very great unfathomable good which Christ will bless us with.” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “Even though I was the least-important (lit. lowest) of all his people, he nevertheless gave me the privilege of making-known to you Gentiles the goodness of Cristo’s blessings which have no equal.” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “This really is amazing for even the most insignificant of God’s people, I am more insignificant than he/she. But even though it is like that, by the big-size of his grace/mercy, he indeed approved of my being given this work, that I will teach to the people who are not Jews concerning the good which they can obtain through Cristo, the good which is more-than-sufficient and is uncomprehended by the mind/thinking.” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)
  • Tenango Otomi: “Concerning myself, I am the more not deserving of all the rest of the people who are in the hand of God. But God himself did me the favor that there came to me the good fortune that I tell the good news to the people who are not Jews, and that I tell the people that when they believe in Christ, abundantly they share in the good, there isn’t an end to it.” (Source: Tenango Otomi Back Translation)