complete verse (Galatians 2:19)

Following are a number of back-translations of Galatians 2:19:

  • Uma: “For my connection with the Law of Musa is severed. It was from the Law of Musa that I became guilty in God’s sight and fit to be punished with death. So my connection with the Law of Musa was severed, so I could follow God’s desire [instead]. We can say like this: when Kristus died on the cross, in God’s sight is was like I [actually] died with him.” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “I understand now that I am not considered straight by God because of my following/obeying the law because I really cannot follow/obey it. Therefore I now turn-my-back-on/reject the law in order to now really follow God. Because of my trust in Isa Almasi, it is as if I have been figuratively nailed on the post together with him.” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “As for me, I understand that I cannot be given life without end by means of my obedience to the Law, and because of that I abandoned my trusting in my fulfilling the law so that I might really obey the commands of God.” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “Because due to the law that I am not able to follow, I came-to-know that I was condemned to die and be separated from God. So I consider that I died concerning the law in order that I might live for God.” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “In my striving to obey the laws of the religion of us Jews I comprehended that after-all, no matter how much I strove, it would not obtain for me righteousness/straightness in God’s sight. That’s why I have now abandoned my obeying of those laws. And now, I am now striving to live a life which always conforms to the will of God, for it’s like I died along with Cristo on the cross.” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)
  • Tenango Otomi: “But now the law does not have force anymore because now the punishment spoken of in the law has occurred. Concerning me, it is just as though the law caused me to be killed. Now I live in order to follow God.” (Source: Tenango Otomi Back Translation)