complete verse (Jude 1:16)

Following are a number of back-translations of Jude 1:16:

  • Uma: “Those false teachers continually grumble and talk-critically [of others]. They follow their evil desires. They are proud [lit., their hearts are high] speaking of all their doings, and they flatter [lit., slick-up] others wanting to win them over [lit., to take their hearts], so that they will get blessings/good fortune.” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “The people that I mentioned here always grumble against God and they always blame their companions. They are used to indulge in whatever they/their bodies crave for. They really boast about themselves and they are experts in praising/flattering their companions so that their own wishes will be followed.” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “Now as for those people whom Enoch prophesied about, they are complainers and criticizers. They are the ones who satisfy their evil desires. They hold themselves high, however they flatter other people in order to cheat them.” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “These-aforementioned people, they continually grumble and they are absolutely never satisfied. What they are following is their evil desires. They boast-about themselves while-at-the-same-time they also flatter their companions in order to be-able-to-get what they want.” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “Really as for these people, they are overly fault-finding, nothing pleasing them about others. They indulge their own evil desires. They are conceited and really used to smooth-talking their companions, just so that they can get whatever they want.” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)
  • Tenango Otomi: “These are those who criticize, no one seems to be worthy of their approval. They want to do whatever comes to their heart and they do so. When they speak, they think they know everything. They make up things in what they speak to people in order that they can obtain what they want.” (Source: Tenango Otomi Back Translation)