complete verse (Ephesians 5:12)

Following are a number of back-translations of Ephesians 5:12:

  • Uma: “For the deeds that they do in secret, even to speak of them is quite embarrassing/shameful.” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “It is very shameful even to talk about their hidden deeds.” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “For as for the works which they hide, these things are very shameful, even to mention them.” (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: “Because it’s very shameful even to just mention these things that they are doing out-of-sight.” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)
  • Tenango Otomi: “The evil which people secretly do is shameful to talk about.” (Source: Tenango Otomi Back Translation)