complete verse (Galatians 3:5)

Following are a number of back-translations of Galatians 3:5:

  • Uma: “God gave you the Holy Spirit without measure and did powerful signs in your midst. Did he do that because of your following the Law of Musa? Indeed not! He did that because upon your hearing the Good News you believed the Lord Yesus.” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “God, he gave to you the Holy Spirit and he did powerful works/deeds among you, not because you followed/obeyed the law but because you listened to and believed the good news about Isa Almasi.” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “As for God, when He gave you the Holy Spirit and He showed among you those miracles, He did not do these things because you obeyed the Law, but rather because you heard and you believed the Good News.” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “Consider what the reason was that God gave you his Spirit and did to/among you amazing-things. Was it because of your having-obeyed (root tongpal) the law of Moses or because of your having-believed/obeyed (root pati, same root as ‘faith’) the good news that was preached to you?” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “Well when God caused the Espiritu Santo to indwell your body, or when he did amazing things among you, did he do this because you obeyed those laws of the Jews or because you listened to and believed this Good News?” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)
  • Tenango Otomi: “Know why God sent the Holy Spirit so that he did miracles there where you are. These you saw happen because you believed the good news which was told to you. But it wasn’t because you did all that is written in the law.” (Source: Tenango Otomi Back Translation)