complete verse (Galatians 6:4)

Following are a number of back-translations of Galatians 6:4:

  • Uma: “It is better that each of us discern our own deeds, whether they are good or not. If they are good, we can be glad about it. Let’s not look at the behavior of others.” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “You each one ought to observe very well your own deeds. If your deeds are truly good you can be happy about yourselves. Don’t (let that be) what you take pleasure in (the fact) that your deeds are better than the deeds of your companion.” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “It would be better if each one thoroughly checks up on his own behavior. And if it’s good, then it is a reason for him to be happy. However, he must not use to measure his own behavior the behavior of his companion,” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “It is therefore necessary that each one consider himself to confirm whether what he is doing is right. Because if it is right, he can be-made-happy because of what he himself is doing without comparing it to what his companions are doing.” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “What’s good is that we should ensure-the-truth-about our own deeds. If we make sure that our deeds really are good, well that’s what we are to be happy about. We are not just to be happy when we observe that our own deeds are better than what is being done by others.” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)
  • Tenango Otomi: “Each one of you judge whether you are walking good or not. The person who judges that he is doing what is good can be happy. But it should not be that he is happy because his fellow-man does not do as good as he does.” (Source: Tenango Otomi Back Translation)