complete verse (Ephesians 6:13)

Following are a number of back-translations of Ephesians 6:13:

  • Uma: “Because of that, use/take-up all the fighting gear from God, in order that when the day of war arrives, we will be able to oppose the attacks/blows of the enemy, in order that until the end of the war, our standing will always be strong.” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “Therefore use now all the equipment God has given us (incl.) to protect ourselves and to stand-up-against/fight (atu) our (incl.) enemies the demons so that when the day of your temptation comes, you can-make-yourselves-hard for them/resist them. And when you have finished doing all that you have to do, you will not be defeated by them.” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “Therefore brothers, use the weapons which God gives, for when that time comes when fighting evil beings is very difficult, you will be able to resist your enemies; and when the fight is over, your strength will not have been removed.” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “That is the reason you must use all the protection that God has given so that you will be prepared if something bad happens. Because if you do that, you will become-sturdy/firm to battle Satanas until the fight/battle stops, and he will absolutely-not be-able-to-defeat you.” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “Therefore you really need to put on all of this armor that God has graciously-given us, so that whenever you are waged-war-against by these enemies of yours, you will be able to fight them completely, and will be standing firm/well when (they) leave you.” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)
  • Tenango Otomi: “Therefore make firms your minds now so that you overcome the evil with this word God gives you. When the time comes that you encounter an evil word, don’t let it overcome you. If you accomplish this word here, then your minds will be very firm.” (Source: Tenango Otomi Back Translation)