complete verse (Ephesians 5:23)

Following are a number of back-translations of Ephesians 5:23:

  • Uma: “Like for example in the human body, the part that is at the very top is the head, and that head commands the/its body. So also the husband can be compared to the head of his wife, like Kristus also is/became the Head of us who believe in him. We who believe in him can be compared to portions of the Body of Kristus. And he is the King who Lifted us from the punishment of our sins.” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “Because the man has authority over his wife as Almasi also has authority over us (incl.), the ones trusting in him. He is the one who saves us (incl.), us (incl.) who are figuratively his body.” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “For as for the man, he has authority to be in charge of his wife, just like Christ has authority to be in charge of us (incl.) who are all believers who are is body. We who are his body, he has freed from punishment.” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “Because the man is the leader/head of his spouse just as Cristo is the leader/head all of us who believe in him who can-be-compared to his body. And Cristo moreover of course is the one who saves all who believe.” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “Because the man is like the head of the married (couple). This is a picture of Cristo in which he is the like-the-head of all believers, of whom their likeness is, like his body. And he is not just their head but rather their Savior.” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)
  • Tenango Otomi: “Because the man leads in that he commands his wife, just as Christ leads in that he commands the believers. Christ saved the believers, and he it is who leads them now like a person’s head leads in commanding the body.” (Source: Tenango Otomi Back Translation)