complete verse (Ephesians 4:17)

Following are a number of back-translations of Ephesians 4:17:

  • Uma: “Because of that, with the power/authority that was given to me by the Lord, I say and advise you with all clarity/frankness: don’t any longer follow the behavior of people who do not know God, because their thinking has no purpose.” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “Therefore I instruct you because I have been given authority by our (incl.) Lord. Amey-amey (introduces a strong admonition) do no longer follow the customs of the people who do not follow God because their thoughts are useless.” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “Since I have been sent by the Lord, I give a charge to you that you should abandon the evil behavior that is done by people who do not believe in the Lord, and whose thoughts are without value.” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “Here then is what the Lord wants me to command you because of our being united-with him. It is absolutely necessary that you turn-your-backs-on the customs/behavior of those who don’t believe, because what they are following, it is what comes from their minds which has no usefulness.” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “Well now, since the Lord has entrusted to me my responsibility/job, therefore this is what I say to you which I impress upon you that you are no longer to live still like the people who have no knowledge/recognition of God, whose thinking has no usefulness.” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)
  • Tenango Otomi: “Our Lord Jesus Christ is he who has given me the authority to tell you this word I tell you now. No more should you do the evil which is done by the people who do not know God. These people do whatever evil comes to their hearts to do. But it is not of any value what they do.” (Source: Tenango Otomi Back Translation)