complete verse (Ephesians 5:9)

Following are a number of back-translations of Ephesians 5:9:

  • Uma: “Discern what character is appropriate in the sight of the Lord. For from the being-light/bright of your hearts appears all character that is good, straight and clear/aware/mature.” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “Because if a person is in the light, his conduct is good and straight and he can be trusted.” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “Because, for if God has illuminated your minds, you are able to perform everything that’s proper and righteous which the true doctrine teaches.” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “and do all the kinds of good and righteous and true-things that are the result (lit. fulfillment) of an illuminated mind.” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “Because the outcome of this living in the light is wholly goodness, righteousness, and truth.” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)
  • Tenango Otomi: “The person who has his heart opened by God now walks in all that is good. When he speaks, he speaks all that is true. That which God commands is what he does.” (Source: Tenango Otomi Back Translation)