complete verse (Galatians 4:24)

Following are a number of back-translations of Galatians 4:24:

  • Uma: “That story can be a teaching to us. Those two women stand-for the two ways to become straight in God’s sight. Hagar can be compared to people who want to become straight in God’s sight by their following of the Law of Musa. For all people who follow the Law of Musa live like slaves, for they submit to the Law of Musa like a slave submits to his noble. So, this Hagar is compared to Mount Sinai in the land of Arab. And this Hagar may be compared to Yerusalem village in this world. Because the inhabitants of Yerusalem live like slaves, enslaved by the Law of Musa.” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “This is how one/we (dual) can take-it-as-a-parable/figure/parable it: These two women are figuratively God’s two covenants. Hagar, the slave woman is a figure of God’s covenant at the beginning, that is the law he gave to Musa there on mount Turusina. And the ones who follow the law are like slaves.” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “Now these two women are a parable. Their interpretation is the two ways which God established of becoming one with mankind. As for Hagar, the slave-woman, she is a shadow of the way given by God to Moses on the mount of Sinai; and this is the Law, because the children of Hagar — that is to say all of those who observe the Law — they are slaves.” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “This that happened, it has a deep meaning/significance, because the two women can be compared to the two agreements-that God -presented to the people. The one agreement was the law that God gave to Moses on the mountain Sinai which is in Arabia. The one who is compared to this agreement, it is Hagar, because Hagar and her children were slaves, and likewise also the children of the agreement are slaves, meaning to say, those who base their salvation on their following the law.” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “This situation is an illustration. Agar and Sara, they are pictures of God’s two initiated-agreements with people. Agar, she is a picture of God’s initiated-agreement when he gave the laws on the Mountain of Sinai, for all those under the jurisdiction of these laws, they are like slaves, just like Agar and her child.” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)
  • Tenango Otomi: “Here is a word of illustration. These two women are compared with the two agreements there are. This woman who was a servant is named Hagar. She illustrates the agreement made at the mountain of Sinai. Now the people who say that they will do what the law commands are those who become the children of Hagar.” (Source: Tenango Otomi Back Translation)