complete verse (Ephesians 5:16)

Following are a number of back-translations of Ephesians 5:16:

  • Uma: “We must use well the opportunity that we have, because at this time the character of men are very evil.” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “If there is any good that you should do, do it now. Don’t put off/delay it because the doings of the people of now are already really bad.” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “If at anytime there is some good which you can do, do it because at this time seldom does anyone do good.” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “You should always be prepared to do good, because today, there are many who are doing evil.” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “We know that really evil is the course (lit: running) of our world today/now. Therefore each time we are given opportunity let us be happy to make-evident to our companions the newness of life which can be obtained in Cristo.” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)
  • Tenango Otomi: “Earnestly work to speak the word. Because the days we live in contain much evil.” (Source: Tenango Otomi Back Translation)