complete verse (Galatians 3:17)

Following are a number of back-translations of Galatians 3:17:

  • Uma: “So, the main meaning of my example earlier is like this: the promise of God to Abraham was already sealed by God. Four hundred thirty years after that God also gave the Law of Musa to mankind. But he did not go-back on his promise to Abraham with the result that it no longer comes-to-pass. His promise to Abraham must certainly be carried out.” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “This is what I want to explain to you: God covenanted/promised to Ibrahim and he promised that he would really fulfill that covenant of his. When four hundred and thirty years had gone by after/since then, God gave the law to Musa for the Yahudi. But it cannot be said that the first/initial covenant of God has no more value because there is now the law. That covenant of God is still firm and he has to fulfill it.” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “What I am trying to say is, there is life without end which was promised by God to Abraham which without doubt He will fulfill because He made it strong. This promise was made before the Law which Moses left behind because it was a long time after that that Moses appeared because it was four hundred thirty years. And it’s not possible for the promise of God to be removed by means of the Law Moses left behind. It is not possible that God will not fulfill His promise.” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “What I want you to understand concerning this agreement-that God -presented which was his promise is this. Starting-from when he presented-the -agreement to Abraham until when he gave his law to Moses, four hundred and thirty years went-by. Thus it’s not possible that God terminate or not fulfill the agreement-he -presented which was his promise by-means-of the law which followed, because he had previously vowed that he would fulfill it.” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “This is what I am causing you to understand. From the time of God’s initiated-agreement with Abraham, in which he firmly-established his promise to him, there were four hundred and thirty years and then God entrusted his laws to Moises. Well since it had been firmly-established by God for a long time, isn’t it so that it’s clear that the law did not erase the agreement and that promise?” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)
  • Tenango Otomi: “Like an agreement which people make, God also made an agreement with Abraham and promised that what he said would come to pass. Four hundred and thirty years went by and Moses was given the law. But this did not nullify the agreement God made with Abraham. The word which he promised will be.” (Source: Tenango Otomi Back Translation)