complete verse (Galatians 4:27)

Following are a number of back-translations of Galatians 4:27:

  • Uma: “This is like the words of the Holy Book that say: "You(s) are glad [emp], barren woman, who has not ever given-birth! Be glad and hoot ("halelo’" [from excitement or joy], you who have not one time suffered birthing a child. Because even though you(s) are barren, the number of your (s) descendants will be more than those of the woman who had-children to start with." We, relatives, are the ones who have become the children of God, according to God’s promise. We are like Ishak, the child of Abraham who was born according to God’s promise.” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “It is written hep in the holy-book saying, ‘Be glad woman, even if you have not given birth. Shout with your joy even though you have not felt the pain (‘of childbirth’ is understood). Because the descendants of the woman left by her husband will be very many more than the descendants of the woman who has her husband.'” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “There’s a written word of God which says, ‘As for you, woman who does not give birth, rejoice. Even though you never had labor pains, shout with joy because even though your husband has abandoned you, He will return to you and you have more descendants than the woman who has a husband.'” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “Because there is that which God caused-to-be-written which says, ‘You (singular) who are barren who have never undergone-hardship to bear-children, be happy. Raise moreover your (singular) voice (lit. make-strong your (singular) speech) to make-known your (singular) happiness. Because you (singular) who have been left by your (singular) husband, you (singular) will have more children in-the-future than the woman whose husband is staying-with-her.'” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “This is like that which is written in the writing which says, ‘Be happy, you woman who does not give birth. You who have not experienced childbirth even once, shout out now your happiness. Because even though you have been divorced by your husband, your children will be even more numerous than hers who has not been divorced by her husband.'” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)
  • Tenango Otomi: “It is written in the Holy Book, ‘Be happy you barren one, you have never given birth. Shout because you are happy even though you have not experienced giving birth. Because the woman who is barren and has been left by her husband, will have more children than the woman who lives with her husband.'” (Source: Tenango Otomi Back Translation)