complete verse (Galatians 2:4)

Following are a number of back-translations of Galatians 2:4:

  • Uma: “There were indeed some who said Titus must be circumcised. Those people said they were Kristen people, but they were just lying. They quietly entered our (excl.) meeting wanting to keep-an-eye-on us (excl.). Because their intention was that every Kristen person must submit to the Law of Musa. But we don’t have to submit to the Law of Musa to be[come] straight in God’s sight. We are freed from the Law of Musa because of our connection with Kristus Yesus.” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “But there were there some people who joined/included in that our (excl.) meeting pretending that they were our (incl.) brothers trusting in Isa Almasi. Their wish was that Titus should be circumcised. They went only to find-out (ispay) if we (incl.) the ones who trust Isa Almasi, follow the commands of the law written by Musa or not. Because they wanted that we (incl.) would continue to be enslaved to follow/obey the law even though we (incl.) have been freed by Isa Almasi from what enslaved us (incl.) and the law no longer has authority over us (incl.).” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “However, there were some people who pretend to be believers in the true doctrine who were attending along with us (excl.). They wanted to circumcise Titus. The reason they attended, hiding the fact that they were not true believers, was so that they might see whether we (incl.) were fulfilling the Laws left behind by Moses. For they wanted that we (incl.) should become like slaves by means of obeying the Law, even though Jesus Christ had already set us free and it is no longer necessary that we (incl.) observe the law.” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “But there were pretend believers in Cristo who joined us (excl.) in order to spy-on our (inc) freedom because of our being-united-with Cristo Jesus. They said that Tito ought to get-circumcised, because their purpose was that we would again be-enslaved to follow the law of Moses.” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “even though it was being said by others that he should be circumcised. Those who were saying that, (they were) just pretending to be believers as we are whereas they were not. For their ulterior-motive was to like spy on our salvation, that we are free now from obedience to the laws of Moises because we are now united/tied-together with Cristo Jesus. They want to enslave us again to those laws.” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)
  • Tenango Otomi: “Only a few people who lived there, who were not truly believers, wanted that Titus be marked. But these are people who get close to believers looking for something to accuse us because we do not do all the law says now that we believe in Christ. These are the people who try to force us to do all that the law says.” (Source: Tenango Otomi Back Translation)