complete verse (Ephesians 5:5)

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

  • Uma: “For so that you know [an idiom meaning "Now hear this!"]: Whoever commits adultery or does other dirty deeds, or desires the things of others, they will not have a portion in the Kingdom of Kristus and God. People who act like that, we can say that they worship whatever it is they desire.” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “You know that whoever commits adultery or is immoral will not be included in the kingdom/ruling of Almasi and God. Likewise the greedy ones/craving ones will not be included there either because the things that they are craving that is what they have made to be their gods.” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “For I’m telling you what is true: the person whose behavior is filthy or if he meddles with someone who is not his spouse, he cannot be ruled over by Christ or by God. And in the same way also, the selfish person, because the things which he is selfish over become his gods.” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “Because you know of course that no one who commits-immorality-with (someone) and who does other filthy-things will join the ruling/ruling-place of Cristo and God. Likewise also the one who is greedy for what is not his, because his greediness, it’s like his god.” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “For we are sure that having no inclusion in the good (situation) in the kingdom of Cristo and God is the person who habitually-commits-immorality with one not his/her spouse and he whose nature/ways are disgusting. Like that also with the person who is envious/covetous of the possessions which can be obtained here in the world, for it’s not now God he is worshipping but rather just those possessions.” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)
  • Tenango Otomi: “You now know that there where Christ, along with his Father, are ruling, the people who are immoral are not able to enter. Neither are the evil persons, nor the people who have on their hearts only what there is here in the world. Because the people who do this are worshipping what is on their heart, they aren’t worshipping God.” (Source: Tenango Otomi Back Translation)