complete verse (Galatians 5:16)

Following are a number of back-translations of Galatians 5:16:

  • Uma: “My intention is like this: we must follow the leading of the Holy Spirit, so that we do not follow the evil desires of our hearts.” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “This is what I say to you: Follow/obey the commands of the Holy Spirit so-then you will not give-in-to/indulge-in your greedy-desires.” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “This is my commandment to you: submit yourselves to the Holy Spirit, because if you do this it’s not possible for you to obey the evil desires of your body.” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “This is my advice to you: continue to submit-yourselves-to (lit. cause-yourselves-to-be-ruled-by) the Spirit of God, because if you do this, you will not fulfill the evil desires of your human (naipogawan–connotes sinful, limited humanity) minds.” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “Well now this is what I am saying to you, always follow/obey the supervision of the Espiritu Santo in your lives. For if it’s like that, you will no longer indulge your congenital evil desires.” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)
  • Tenango Otomi: “I tell you to let the Holy Spirit teach you how you should walk. When you take the road he gives you, then you do not do what only pleases you.” (Source: Tenango Otomi Back Translation)