complete verse (Galatians 3:2)

Following are a number of back-translations of Galatians 3:2:

  • Uma: “Remember, relatives what happened to you yourselves then [lit., yesterday]. Did you receive the Holy Spirit from your following the Law of Musa? No indeed! You received the Holy Spirit because you heard the Good News with the result that you came to believe in Yesus.” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “Tell me. How did you receive/accept God’s Spirit? Could you receive/accept God’s Spirit because you followed/obeyed the law? No! But/instead you know that God only gave his Spirit to you because you heard and believed the good news about Isa Almasi.” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “I have something to ask you — how was it that you received the Holy Spiirt? Did you receive the Holy Spirit because of your obeying the Law left behind by Moses? Of course not, because you know that God gave you the Holy Spirit only because you heard and you believed in the news about what Jesus had done.” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “Kindly think-about this that I will ask you: did you receive God’s Spirit due to your having-obeyed the law of Moses or due to your having-believed the good news that was preached to you?” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “Now this is what I am causing you to think well about, were you indwelt by the Espiritu Santo because you obeyed the laws of the religion of the Jews or because you listened well to and really acknowledged-as-true this Good News concerning Cristo?” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)
  • Tenango Otomi: “You well know that God sent to you the Holy Spirit because you believed the good news which was told to you. He didn’t send the Holy Spirit because you did all that was written in the law.” (Source: Tenango Otomi Back Translation)