complete verse (Galatians 2:17)

Following are a number of back-translations of Galatians 2:17:

  • Uma: “So, we (excl.) Yahudis, we (excl.) want to become straight in God’s sight from our (excl.) connection with Kristus. But perhaps someone will say like this: "If you just believe in Yesus and no longer submit to the Law of Musa, it means that you also are sinners, the same as people who are not Yahudis. So, you end up sinning because of your following Yesus." Those words are not true, relatives!” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “If that is what we (dual) want that God consider us (dual) straight, we (dual) must/ought to trust Isa Almasi and it is not the law that we (dual) should trust in. Therefore if Almasi is whom we (excl.) trust in, we (excl.) understand that we (excl.) are sinful like the people not Yahudi. If it is like that, can we/one (dual) say that Almasi is the reason that’s why we (excl.) are sinful? Truly not!” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “Now we want that God might consider us righteous by means of Christ, and by means of our faith in Him, we have come to understand that we are evidently transgressors also just as if we were not Jews. And if that is the case, as for us (incl.) Jews, can it be possible that we can say that by means of Christ we have become transgressors? It cannot be.” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “‘We expect then that we will be made-righteous in God’s sight because of our being-united-with Cristo. But if we are counted as sinful people in the viewpoint of the Judio (this phrase in the BT represents a revision made since the 2000 edition) because of our faith in Cristo, does that mean to say that Cristo is persuading people to sin? It absolutely cannot be!” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “But, we who are now trusting in what Cristo did in order to become righteous/straight in God’s sight, if supposing we are regarded as sinners by our fellow Jews because we no longer obey the laws of the religion we were born into, is it not so that what that amounts to saying is that Cristo is the author (lit. plan-determiner) of sin? But it certainly is not like that.” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)
  • Tenango Otomi: “Now we believe in Christ in order to have our sins taken care of. But other people say we sin in that we do not follow what the law says. Then is it that Christ now causes us to sin by the word he taught us? No, not that.” (Source: Tenango Otomi Back Translation)