complete verse (Ephesians 5:11)

Following are a number of back-translations of Ephesians 5:11:

  • Uma: “So, let’s not learn/mimic the deeds of those who are still in darkness, because there is no good deed that appears from darkness. It is better we just make-obvious/expose the evil of their deeds.” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “Do not join/mix-in in the bad doings done by people in darkness. Instead this is what you should do, make it clear to them that those their doings are not good.” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “As for people who are still in the darkness, don’t you join in with them in carrying out the things that have no value; but rather, you always do what is good so that you might illuminate them, and they might come to know that their works are bad.” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “Don’t join in what those whose minds are dark are doing which have no usefulness, because those things that they are doing which they don’t make-known to others, they are shameful, even-if merely to-be-related. What you ought to do is, show them your good behavior so that they will thereby-know the badness of what they are doing.” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “No longer go-along-with the people who are still doing the deeds of darkness, deeds which have no resulting good. Instead of going-along-with (them) persevere in just doing the good deeds of the light so that you can expose that theirs are evil.” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)
  • Tenango Otomi: “Do not let it be that you do like the people who walk in evil. Cause people to know what they are doing sin.” (Source: Tenango Otomi Back Translation)