complete verse (Galatians 3:18)

Following are a number of back-translations of Galatians 3:18:

  • Uma: “If for example the descendants of Abraham must follow the Law of Musa to get what God promised, that means that they do not get that blessing because of God’s promise. But God gave Abraham that blessing because of his promise. That blessing was a free gift from God’s white insides [grace].” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “For if for example the good/blessing from God were for us/were ours (incl.) if one/we (dual) followed/obeyed the commands of the law written by Musa, na (then) there would be no longer any use of that his covenant. But because God had covenanted that he would give good/blessing that’s why he gave it to Ibrahim.” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “As for Abraham, God gave him life without end only because God had promised this; but if it were possible that we (incl.) be given life by means of our obeying the Law, it could not also be possible that we were given this only because God had promised it.” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “The basis of what God will bequeath to people is also different. Because if they inherit what he gives because of their obeying the law, it means to say that what God gives is not based on his promising it but rather on what they have done. But the truth of it is, God gave it to Abraham because he promised it.” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “For if God’s grace/mercy can be ours just because of those laws he entrusted, what’s the use of his promises? But, just like with Abraham, it will only be ours because of the strength of God’s promise, not because of our obedience to that law.” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)
  • Tenango Otomi: “If it should be that only those who do all that the law commands should be given a blessing, then there was no use for any promise made by God then. But Abraham was promised by God that he would be given a blessing, and it was given.” (Source: Tenango Otomi Back Translation)