complete verse (Ephesians 4:12)

Following are a number of back-translations of Ephesians 4:12:

  • Uma: “He distributes these blessings to us in order that all his followers be sufficiently equipped, in order that we are able to take care of his work, and in order that stronger-and-stronger becomes our connection with him and with our fellow relatives of one faith in the Body of Kristus.” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “Almasi did this so that the ones trusting in him are able to do their different kinds of work for God so that they, the ones figuratively his body, would encourage one another and their trust would become strong.” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “The reason He gave these skills, is so that we (incl.) might be equipped and we might be able to do what God wants us (incl.) to do, and so that the faith of us believers, who are the body of Christ, might be strengthened.” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “He gave these abilities to some of his people so that all of God’s people would be taught and would be prepared to serve him and their fellows. Because the result of it is that the body of Cristo which is the comparison of us who believe will become-sturdy” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “Well all of these, they have been graciously-given by the Lord so that they can teach all the believers all which they need in their own individual serving of the Lord. Well if each one attends-to/faces this serving of theirs well, as for all of us, who are like the body of Cristo, we will become stronger and stronger” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)
  • Tenango Otomi: “These people who have been appointed are those who will bring it about that all the believers will do the work which Christ has given them to do. These will strengthen more the believers here on earth,” (Source: Tenango Otomi Back Translation)