complete verse (Ephesians 4:16)

Following are a number of back-translations of Ephesians 4:16:

  • Uma: “and we all are compared to portions of the Body of Kristus. As for the human [lit., mankind’s] body, each portion is arranged and connected together well to become one-body. So also we who believe in Kristus: from our connection with Kristus, we are connected with each other. And if each of us each takes care of the work that was distributed to us by the Lord, our following of the Lord will grow stronger, and our harmony one to another because of our love for one another will be increased.” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “and we (incl.) the ones trusting in him are figuratively his body. All the parts of the body – the one that rules over them is the head. They are all nicely joined/connected and they are strong because of the veins-sinews that hold them together. If all the parts of the body do each one what they are given to do, then that body will grow and become strong. Likewise we (incl.), the ones figuratively Almasi’s body, if we (incl.) love each other and help each other, our (incl.) trust will grow strong and firm.” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “For we are like a body and He is the head. And as for us who are the body, we depend on Him who is the head. And as for any part of this body, it must trust also its fellow parts, and if the work of each part is proper, all of the body grows by means of each part helping its fellow parts. And as for us (incl.) also, our imitating of the behavior of Christ can increase by means of each person treating His fellow very well.” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “And because he is compared to our head, he of course is in-charge/responsible for us who are his body and he organizes/puts-in-order all the parts of this body of his so that the way-they -fit/are-attached is exactly-right. So if each-one fulfills his assigned work, that body will become-stronger and grow-larger. And that’s what we will be-like if we love-each-other.” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “Under his control, the components of this body, they are properly aligned and are-all-one-entity because of their sinews (lit: that-with-which-attached). And well, if each one of us, we who are these components, if we now attend-to/face our respective jobs/responsibilities in this body, nothing else (will result but) the whole body will become strong and improve/grow through the strength of valuing one another.” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)
  • Tenango Otomi: “In that Christ leads now and is like the head, then that which is like the body of a person is what we are like. When the joints are joined well, all works together and everything is right. Just like that now, when we love each person then all will be strengthened in order to do their work well.” (Source: Tenango Otomi Back Translation)