complete verse (Galatians 4:17)

Following are a number of back-translations of Galatians 4:17:

  • Uma: “That group of people there [where you are] really-really want to take your hearts [i.e., win your favor]. But their purpose is not [emphatic] good. Their purpose is they want to separate you from me, so that you will follow them with your real hearts [i.e., eagerly].” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “The people who are there teaching you the teaching which is not true, it is as if they worry/are concerned about you but it is not your good which they think about. Their only wish is that you reject/turn-your-back-on me so that you only follow them.” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “As for those people who do not teach you the truth, they treat you nicely but their purpose for being there with you is not good. They want to remove your relationship to me so that they are the only ones that you treat well.” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “Those-aforementioned who are teaching what isn’t true, it’s as if they are-concerned-for you in their persuading of you, but their motives are not right, because they only want you to turn-your-back on me so they will be the ones you have-concern-for and follow.” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “Those people who are agitating your minds/thinking, they say they really value you. But their ulterior-motive is not good. They just want to estrange (lit. cause-to-go-far) you from me so that they only are the ones you are believing and being pleased with.” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)
  • Tenango Otomi: “Now other people very much want to help you, but it isn’t for what is good that they do this. Rather they only want that you separate from me, and want that you follow their teaching.” (Source: Tenango Otomi Back Translation)