complete verse (Galatians 1:13)

Following are a number of back-translations of Galatians 1:13:

  • Uma: “You certainly know, relatives, the story of my former life, while I was still following the Yahudi religion. Many of my companions who were my age-group follow(ed) the Yahudi religion, but I defeated them all, because I followed the customs of our (excl.) ancestors with my real heart. At that time, I was dead-set / out-to persecute the followers of Yesus who worship God, I wanted to wipe them out.” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “Surely you have heard about my deeds before at the time (when) I was yet really following the Yahudi religion. The ones who trust Isa were really persecuted by me and I strove/tried-hard so that their trust would be destroyed and there (would) be nobody left following/obeying Isa.” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “You heard about my former behavior long ago when I was still observing the doctrine of my fellow Jews. All of the believers of Jesus, I did harm to them because I tried to force them to abandon their faith.” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “You have already heard of my former way-of-life when I was following the customs of the Jews. You know that I excessively hardshipped God’s people who believed in Jesu Cristo, and I was putting-forth my efforts (lit. ability) so that believers in him would cease-to-exist koma.” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “You no doubt know how my life was in the past, when I was still following the religion of us (excl.) Jews. I really was hounding the people of God very much who believed/obeyed this Jesu-Cristo, for I wanted them all to be removed.” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)
  • Tenango Otomi: “You have heard how I lived before when I followed the beliefs of the Jews. You know that I truly did not rest from finding ways to persecute God’s people. Because I wanted to cause the disappearance of the good news.” (Source: Tenango Otomi Back Translation)