complete verse (Ephesians 5:13)

Following are a number of back-translations of Ephesians 5:13:

  • Uma: “But when/if the evil people see your good behavior, the evil of their [emphatic] behavior will become evident, with the result that they will let go of their dark deeds, and become light/bright also ["like you," implied].” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “But if it is made clear to them that their doings are-not-right/faulty they will finally recognise-and-know their fault,” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “But by means of the light, which is to say the true doctrine, they can come to know that God thinks about those works of theirs, and then it is possible that their minds also be illuminated.” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “Because when that which is in the darkness is illuminated, it can be seen what it is like.” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “But, because of your good deeds, it is evident that what they are doing is evil. Because good deeds are like light, and as long as there is something giving light, all will now be enlightened.” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)
  • Tenango Otomi: “But when there is disclosed the word how it is that people secretly do evil, then the people will know that they are doing sin.” (Source: Tenango Otomi Back Translation)