complete verse (Ephesians 4:14)

Following are a number of back-translations of Ephesians 4:14:

  • Uma: “When we become like that, we will no longer like children who are easily deceived or like dry leaves that are blown back and forth by the wind. We no longer follow just any old teaching [lit., follow-following randomly teaching-teachings], we no longer immediately swallow the words of people who want to deceive us with their plans that make-fall.” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “When our (dual) trust is already firm/strong, our (dual) thinking is no longer like the thinking of a child who is easily deceived/taken-in. We (dual) are no longer carried-along by whatever is taught. We (dual) are no longer like other people, whatever they are taught by the deceiving religious-teachers they believe-obey, they figuratively just go along wherever the waves or the wind carry them.” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “Then it will be possible that we will be no longer like children, because the person who is like that, His faith varies because He can easily believe any kind of doctrine that’s taught to Him by lying people who know how to deceive.” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “And if that’s what we are like, we will not be like a child who easily keeps-changing his mind, because we will not of course be deceived by the not true teaching of clever and lying people.” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “For the Lord wants that we are not like children who can be influenced by various (lit.taken by here and there) teaching, in which they are like a boat that’s just floating and being-lifted-up-and-down by the waves and driven along by the wind. Good if we are not fooled by the teaching of people who don’t have good motives for they are just like lying-in-wait for whoever they might deceive.” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)
  • Tenango Otomi: “Then we won’t be doing like children. Because the children are easily deceived. Like when the wind blows something here and there, thus are the children in that they follow after whatever teaching comes along. Because the teachers who are deceivers are knowledgeable in searching how to deceive the people. They want us to follow their lies which they teach.” (Source: Tenango Otomi Back Translation)