complete verse (Galatians 5:11)

Following are a number of back-translations of Galatians 5:11:

  • Uma: “Relatives, there are people who say that I myself teach people to follow the circumcision custom of the Law of Musa. Those words are not [emphatic] true! If my teaching were like that, the Yahudi wouldn’t be opposing me. My teaching is: we must believe in Kristus, for only because of the death of Kristus crucified do we become straight in God’s sight. Precisely because of this teaching of mine, the Yahudis are dead-set / out-to oppose me.” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “My brothers who trust in Isa Almasi, there are people who say that I yet teach reportedly, that we (incl.) ought to be circumcised so that we (incl.) are considered straight by God. If this is true why am I yet persecuted by the Yahudi? If I were teaching that a person ought to be circumcised, I would no longer be the-object-of-their-anger even though I taught also about the death of Isa Almasi on the post.” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “My brothers, there’s some people who say that I have not yet given up teaching that it’s necessary that we (incl.) be circumcized. But if this were true, why are the Jews still trying to harm me? Because if I taught that it is necessary to be circumcised, they would not be angry with me even if I also teach the death of Christ as our (incl.) substitute.” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “As for me, there are those who reportedly are saying I am teaching that Gentiles need to get-circumcised when/if they believe, but think-about this brothers. If that were true, why then am I still being-hardshipped? Because if I were teaching that it was necessary for a person to get-circumcised, the Jews would then not be offended at what I am preaching concerning Cristo’s death on the cross.” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “My brethren, don’t believe what some are saying, that even I, I indeed am teaching that people need to be circumcised in order to be saved. But how can that be the truth, for if I truly were teaching this, why am I still up to this time being hardshipped/persecuted by my fellow Jews? For of course if I am teaching that it’s necessary to be circumcised in order to be saved, I am not teaching that only the death of Cristo on the cross is where we can obtain salvation, which is the thing-being-stumbled-and-fallen-over by these fellow-countrymen of mine.” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)
  • Tenango Otomi: “But, I, my dear brethren, if I told you to mark your bodies, then the Jews wouldn’t hate me. But now they are angry with me because I teach that the only thing that saves a person is that Christ died on the cross.” (Source: Tenango Otomi Back Translation)