complete verse (Galatians 2:16)

Following are a number of back-translations of Galatians 2:16:

  • Uma: “But even so, we (excl.) know that it is not due to our (excl.) good behavior that become straight in the eyes of God. Even though we (excl.) follow carefully all the commands in the Law of Musa, it is not that which makes us (excl.) straight in God’s sight. The road to become straight in the eyes of God is just to believe in Kristus Yesus. That is why we (excl.) have believed in Kristus Yesus so that we become straight in the eyes of God because of our (excl.) believing in Kristus. We(excl.) no longer trust in our following the Law of Musa, because there is not one single person who becomes straight in the sight of God because of their following the commands in the Law of Musa.” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “But even we (excl.), we (excl.) know that a person is forgiven and considered straight by God only because of his trusting in Isa Almasi, not because of his following/obeying the commands of the law of Musa. Therefore even we (excl.), we (excl.) already trust in Isa Almasi so that we (excl.) are forgiven and considered straight by God because of our (excl.) trusting Almasi and not because of our (excl.) following the law. Because there is really no person forgiven and considered straight by God because of his following/obeying the commands of the law.” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “But in spite of this, we (incl.) know that we cannot be considered righteous before God by means of our obeying the Law left behind by Moses, only by means of trusting Jesus Christ. As for us (incl.) Jews, we have also trusted in Jesus Christ so that by means of faith in Jesus Christ we might also be considered righteous before God. We (incl.) know that this cannot come to be by means of obeying the Law; for there is not anybody who can be considered righteous before God by means of obeying the Law.” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “But we know nevertheless that a person is not made-righteous in God’s sight because of his following his law but rather because of his faith in Jesu Cristo and that’s-all. Therefore even we Jews, we believed in Cristo Jesus in order that God would count us righteous because of our faith in Cristo, not our obeying the law. Because absolutely no one is made-righteous in God’s sight because of his obeying the law.” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “we have now understood that it’s not by a person’s obeying the laws that he is regarded as righteous/straight in the sight of God, but rather through his true belief and trust in what Cristo Jesus did. Therefore, even we Jews, because we have now understood this, we have now believed in Cristo Jesus. For we comprehended that this is how we obtain the removal of sin in God’s sight, not our own obedience to the laws. For there is absolutely nobody whom God will regard as righteous/straight because of his obedience to the laws, because nobody can obey them completely.” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)
  • Tenango Otomi: “But we know that the reason our sins are taken care of is not because we do what is said by the law the Jews follow. That which takes care of our sins is our faith in Jesus Christ. The people who are not Jews now believe in Christ, but we also believe in Jesus Christ. And this fact that we believe in Christ has taken care of our sins, and not that our sins were taken care of by our doing what is said in the law followed by our fellow Jews. Because no one can arise whose sins will be taken care of because he did what is said in the law.” (Source: Tenango Otomi Back Translation)