complete verse (Ephesians 5:28)

Following are a number of back-translations of Ephesians 5:28:

  • Uma: “So, like Kristus’ love for us, so also a husband must love his wife, like his love for his own body. Whoever loves his wife, it’s like him loving himself / his own body.” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “Likewise also you men, you should love your wives as you love your bodies. If you love your wives, that is what you love, your bodies/yourselves.” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “And in the same way also the man, he must hold his wife precious in his breath just like he holds precious his own body. For his holding his wife precious is just the same as holding his own body precious, because as for married couples, they are just only one body.” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “Therefore you men, you must love your spouses like your way-of-loving yourselves. If you do that, it will indeed also be yourselves that you are loving, because of course you who are married-couples have-become-one.” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “The valuing by the men of their wives, it’s necessary that he (ie: the man) regard it as his own body he is valuing. For the man who values his wife, he is valuing his own self.” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)
  • Tenango Otomi: “The men must love their wives. Like they love their own bodies, they must do so concerning their wives. Because the man who loves his wife should think of it as though he were loving his own body.” (Source: Tenango Otomi Back Translation)