complete verse (Galatians 5:17)

Following are a number of back-translations of Galatians 5:17:

  • Uma: “For the evil desires of the heart are at-odds / disagree with the desire of the Holy Spirit, and the desire of the Holy Spirit are at-odds / disagree with the evil desires of the heart. If we follow one, we don’t follow the other. If we follow the desire of the Holy Spirit, we do not do the evil that is in our heart.” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “For the will of our (incl.) greedy-desires and the will of God’s Spirit do not agree/line up. These two oppose/are against each other therefore we (dual) cannot do the deeds which we (dual) want to do/be done.” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “The evil desires of our (incl.) bodies and the desire of the Holy Spirit cannot agree. Because these two are enemies; therefore, we, cannot always do the good that we would like to do.” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “Because the desires of our human minds are contrary to the desires of God’s Spirit. The desires also of God’s Spirit are contrary to the desires of our human minds. They are opposed-to-each-another, therefore we are not able-to-do what we want to do.” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “Because those congenital evil desires of ours and the desires which the Espiritu Santo puts in our minds/inner-being, they are always opposing each other. These two have really become enemies. Therefore those things we want/intend to do, we cannot accomplish.” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)
  • Tenango Otomi: “Concerning the evil which lights upon our hearts, the Holy Spirit does not approve of it. What the Holy Spirit wants us to do, this is different than the evil that light upon our hearts. This causes differences in our hearts. Many times we can’t do what we want to do.” (Source: Tenango Otomi Back Translation)