complete verse (Ephesians 4:15)

Following are a number of back-translations of Ephesians 4:15:

  • Uma: “We are no longer easily deceived because strong is our holding to the true teaching with loving hearts. We grow stronger and stronger and more and more aware/mature in all things, until we become the same as Kristus. That Kristus, we consider him our Head,” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “But we (incl.), that is what we (incl.) speak to our (incl.) companions about, the true teaching because of our (incl.) love for them. So-then our (dual) trust in Almasi becomes stronger and our (dual) conduct/behavior becomes like his conduct/behavior. He is figuratively the head” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “And as for us (incl.) by contrast, it’s necessary that what we say is true and not a lie, to our companions because they are precious in our breath. And by means of this, our imitating all the behavior of Christ will increase.” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “Yes, we shouldn’t be just believing different teaching, but rather let us be following and telling our fellows the true teaching because of our love to them so that we will be like Cristo and our being joined to him who is compared to our head will become more correct/better.” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “Rather what’s good is, let us always live according to the truth originating from God, in which our holding dear and valuing are what manages/guides us. For if it’s like that our growth/maturity will all the more improve, we who are like the body of Cristo, he being the head.” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)
  • Tenango Otomi: “But for us, let us earnestly speak the true word. Let us show that we love the people to whom we speak the word. Let us hunt the word that will cause us to become more like Christ. Concerning Christ, he it is who leads and rules all the believers like the head of a person leads in ruling the body.” (Source: Tenango Otomi Back Translation)