complete verse (Galatians 3:20)

Following are a number of back-translations of Galatians 3:20:

  • Uma: “So, the Law of Musa came to the crowd/people using middlemen. But when God made his promise to Abraham, there was no middleman. It was just God alone who made that promise.” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “But when God covenanted/promised to Ibrahim, he did not command anyone. He truly really himself was the one who spoke to Ibrahim. Therefore we (dual) know that God’s covenant is greater than the law.” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “However, when God promised Abraham life there was no need for an in-between chief because only one made a promise and that was God.” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “but as for what he promised to Abraham, he sent no one but rather he himself told it.” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “But when he gave his promise to Abraham, God did not use any go-between. He himself was the one who promised, proof of the fact that the promise is more important (lit. higher) than the law.” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)
  • Tenango Otomi: “But when God spoke with Abraham and promised him the word, he didn’t first get a spokesman, rather he himself spoke to him.” (Source: Tenango Otomi Back Translation)