complete verse (Galatians 1:15)

Following are a number of back-translations of Galatians 1:15:

  • Uma: “But even though my actions were like that, God had chosen me ahead of time before I was born, and at the time he determined he called me with his white insides [grace] to become his apostle.” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “But even though I was like that, I was loved and pitied by God. When I was not yet born I was beforehand chosen by him and I was made his servant by him.” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “And in spite of that, God was kind to me and He picked me to be His servant before I was born, and He caused that I should believe in Him.” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “But I-now-realize that God’s purpose for me was different, because he originally chose me before I was born, and because of his mercy/grace, he called/invited-me to serve him.” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “But by the grace/mercy of God to me, he chose me already before I was born and raised me up to be his servant.” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)
  • Tenango Otomi: “God favored me to choose me before I was born. And he called me to do the work which he has given me.” (Source: Tenango Otomi Back Translation)