complete verse (Ephesians 4:11)

Following are a number of back-translations of Ephesians 4:11:

  • Uma: “That Kristus is the one who distributes blessing to his followers: to some of them he gives the ability to become his apostles, to some he gives the ability to become prophets who speak God’s words, to some he gives the ability to spread the Good News to those who have not yet heard it, and to some also he gives the ability to become leaders who care for and teach all his followers” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “He also ‘is the one who gives good to his people.’ Some have been/are commissioned by him to proclaim his word/message. Some also have been/are given expertise to pass on/spread his word/speech. Others he has given/gives expertise to convince people to follow Almasi. Some also he gave/gives expertise to preach/teach and to put-right/straighten/serve (pastor) the ones trusting in Almasi.” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “These are the skills that were given to us (incl.). Some He made them apostles, and others, He made them to be prophets of God. And to others, He gave them the skill so that they might be able to spread the good news. And as for others, He gave them the skill so that they might lead and teach believers.” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “And he also is the one who gave-as-gifts the various-kinds of abilities of his people. He appointed some to be-apostles and some as his spokesmen. Others he appointed to go preach the good news in the collective-towns, and still others to be pastors to take-care-of and teach the believers.” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “Well one of (the things) he graciously-gave was apostles. Another was prophets. Others also were travelling teachers of the Good News to people who have not yet believed/obeyed. And others also were overseers and teachers of those who have now believed/obeyed.” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)
  • Tenango Otomi: “Christ has determined what each person will work at. He appointed people to be his representatives. Others he appointed to speak the word which God puts into their minds to speak. Others he appointed to go about speaking the good news. Others he appointed to be leaders, speaking the word where the believers are. Others he appointed to teach the word.” (Source: Tenango Otomi Back Translation)