complete verse (Galatians 4:26)

Following are a number of back-translations of Galatians 4:26:

  • Uma: “Sara can be compared to the Yerusalem that is in heaven. Sara is the one that we now have-as-mother / call-mother, relatives, because she was not a slave, and we are not enslaved by the Law of Musa.” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “But Sara, Ibrahim’s wife who is not a slave, she is a figure of all of us (incl.) the ones who trust in Isa because we (incl.) are not enslaved to the law written by Musa.” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “Now as for Sarah, that wife of Abraham who was not a slave, we are the shadows of her children because we are not slaves of the Law.” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “But what-the woman who was not a slave -was-an-illustration-of is the heavenly (RL nailangitan) Jerusalem which can be compared to the mother of us who believe.” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “But Sara who was not a slave, she is like our mother, for she is a picture of that Jerusalem in heaven, and what’s being alluded to by this, it’s all who are trusting and believing/obeying Cristo, we who are outside/released now from that supposed way-of-obtaining salvation, that obeying the laws of Moises.” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)
  • Tenango Otomi: “But those whose home is there in Jerusalem which is in heaven are not ruled by the law. And we are those who belong to that place.” (Source: Tenango Otomi Back Translation)