complete verse (Ephesians 4:30)

Following are a number of back-translations of Ephesians 4:30:

  • Uma: “[We must] be careful of our behavior, that we do not make sad the Holy Spirit that God gave us. Remember: the Holy Spirit is like a seal/stamp [saa’, from Indonesian "cap"] in our hearts, for he is the sign/indication that we are God’s portion. From the presence of the Holy Spirit in our hearts, we clearly know that the time will come that God will indeed free us from this evil world.” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “And don’t cause the Holy Spirit of God to be grieved. Because the Spirit of God in your liver is a sign given by God that you belong to him. And because of God’s Spirit you are sure that there is a day in the future when God will make you really free.” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “Don’t do anything that’s not desired by the Holy Spirit, for He is the sign in you that you belong to God and a sign also that in the future, a day will come when God will finish all that He has started in the work of freeing you from your sins.” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “And you ought not to sadden (lit. hurt the mind) the Holy Spirit of God, because he is the one whom God gave you as a mark or sign that you are his people, and his remaining in you, that is how you know for sure that God will completely set-you -free.” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “Put-far-away from you now whatever activity which grieves the Espiritu Santo whom God caused-to-indwell your body, he who is called Santo because he is far from all sin. Consider that this Espiritu Santo is like the brand-name of God on you which is your authorization that, as-for-you, (you) will be saved from his punishing because of your sin when the set-termination day arrives.” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)
  • Tenango Otomi: “Do not cause the Holy Spirit’s heart to be sad because you do some sin. Because we walk with the Holy Spirit and from that we are assured that we are in the hand of God, who guards us until there will come the day that our Savior comes.” (Source: Tenango Otomi Back Translation)