complete verse (Galatians 3:12)

Following are a number of back-translations of Galatians 3:12:

  • Uma: “If we want to become straight in God’s sight by following the Law of Musa, it means that we are trusting in our own behavior, we are not believing in God. Because there is written in the Holy Book that says: "Whoever really does all these laws, they are the ones who get life from these laws."” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “If there would be a person who could follow/obey all commandments in the law, he would not need to trust in Isa Almasi. For there is also written in the holy-book, it says, ‘The person who can follow/obey all that is commanded in the law, he shall live forever.'” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “However, if there is a person who thoroughly observes every command in the Law, it’s not necessary for him to believe so that he might be given life forever. For there is a written word of God which says, ‘A person who thoroughly observes every command in the Law, he will be given life forever.'” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “A person’s faith in God is also far different from his following the law, because there is also that which God caused-to-be-written that says, ‘The person who obeys all the commands of the law, he has life that has no end.'” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “But the one trusting his obedience to the laws, he has gone far from the way of trusting in what Cristo did. Well, it’s clear that there is evidently nothing gained by this. For in the writing it says again that the one obeying the laws, it’s necessary that he obey them fully throughout his whole life.” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)
  • Tenango Otomi: “Then nothing will come of the faith of a person who wants to do what all the law says. Because it is written in the law: ‘The person who does not lack in anything which is said in the law is the person who will receive new life.'” (Source: Tenango Otomi Back Translation)