complete verse (Ephesians 5:3)

Following are a number of back-translations of Ephesians 5:3:

  • Uma: “But let there not be any who commit adultery or do other dirty deeds or covet things of others. Deeds like that are not appropriate for us who are the portion of God. It is better that things like that not be talked about in our midst.” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “You are God’s people, therefore as far as adultery, immorality and cravings/greed is concerned it is not fitting for you even to mention it.” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “And since you are subjects of God, it’s necessary that you are not greedy, don’t do anything that’s filthy, don’t you meddle with someone who’s not your spouse; even to think or talk about it, don’t you do it.” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “Therefore you shouldn’t commit-immorality-with (anyone) and do other kinds of filthiness. Neither should you be-greedy for what is not yours. Because even the relating only of evil-things like those, it isn’t fitting for you who are God’s people.” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “But, because you are now the people of God, you really need to regard-as-dirty these kinds of behavior, all kinds of immoral-behavior with one not your spouse, habits or thoughts which are disgusting, and envy/desire for whatever belongings can be obtained here in the world. Hopefully these things won’t even enter your minds/inner-being.” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)
  • Tenango Otomi: “You now are in the hand of God. Therefore let not immorality come to your hearts. Do not do any kind of evil. Do not want to just keep on making your money increase.” (Source: Tenango Otomi Back Translation)