complete verse (Ephesians 6:17)

Following are a number of back-translations of Ephesians 6:17:

  • Uma: “Trust/Hope-in God, who frees us from the punishment of our sins. Our being-freed from the punishment of sins we consider an iron hat that makes us strong so that our heart will stay. And the Word of God consider a sword from the Holy Spirit.” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “You must trust that you are really saved and therefore are protected, like a soldier trusts because his head is protected by an iron hat. Accept also God’s message, that is figuratively a weapon that God’s Spirit gives you.” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “And accept God’s setting you free because this is your iron hat; and you must also use the word of God because this is your sword which the Holy Spirit gives you.” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “What you will also use-as-a-helmet (Eng. loan), it is your expectation that you will be saved. And your sword, it is the word of God which the Holy Spirit causes-you -to-remember/think-about.” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “Always be considering your salvation for that is your like-a-helmet. And your like-a-weapon (usually bladed) with which to defeat these enemies of yours, (it is) the words of God that you speak by the help of the Espiritu Santo.” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)
  • Tenango Otomi: “Do as though you were putting on a metal hat, through which nothing passes. Do thus that unwaveringly you think that your life has been saved. The word of God which is given to you by the Holy Spirit, you must use as a sword in order to overcome the word of the people.” (Source: Tenango Otomi Back Translation)