complete verse (Galatians 4:10)

Following are a number of back-translations of Galatians 4:10:

  • Uma: “But at this time you know God–yet actually it was God that first knew you! So, why-on-earth [rhetorical question formula connoting criticism] do you want to return to those customs and rules of the world! You are actually following customs of the Yahudi religion such as taboo days, feasting times, new moons and other big days. Those customs and rules do not bring blessing, and you will not be freed from your sins by following those laws. So, why do you want to submit all over again to customs and laws like those!” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “You follow again the customs of people, like you honor/make great the day of-no-work and your monthly ceremonies/festivals or seasonal (ceremonies).” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “Why do you observe days, months and years commanded by the Law left behind by Moses?” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “I say that, because there you are following the custom of the Jews concerning the days, months, fiestas and years that they value (i.e. observe in some special way).” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “For that’s what you are striving at, those things in the religion of the Jews concerning recognizing days, months, years, and other times that are reportedly special, as if that’s what could save people.” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)
  • Tenango Otomi: “Because you observe the days which people observe according to their customs. On the new moon you observe the day. Year after year there are more days that you observe.” (Source: Tenango Otomi Back Translation)