complete verse (Jude 1:4)

Following are a number of back-translations of Jude 1:4:

  • Uma: “Relatives whom I love! My purpose at first, I was going to write to you a letter, speaking of the goodness that we receive all-together from God. But now, I feel like there is something urging/forcing me to change my first purpose. For there are people in our midst who are bringing wrong teaching. That’s why I say/think I had better write you a letter to strengthen your hearts to oppose those who carry that false teaching. Because God announced/delivered the true teaching to all people whom he-has-made-his-portion so that we believe it, and that teaching must/may not be changed. Those people who carry false teaching, they have entered into our midst, they say they are our one-faith relatives. But actually they do not submit to God. They say that we may satisfy the evil desires of our hearts, because God is loving. That teaching of theirs is very evil, because they just turn-around/twist the teaching of the white insides [i.e., grace] of God, and they repudiate our one and only King and Lord, He is Yesus Kristus. Those false teachers will certainly be punished. From long ago, there were prophets who foretold the punishment that God made-certain for them.” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “The reason that I instruct you is, because there are people who do not fear God who have mixed in with you and-what-is-more you don’t know it. These people change the teaching about the love and mercy of our (incl.) God so that they can do bad. These people do not believe-obey Isa Almasi, our (incl.) only Master and Lord. It is written in the holy-book of old that people like them will be punished.” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “The reason it’s necessary for me to say this is because there are some people who have joined themselves to you, but they are hiding the fact that what they believe is not correct. They have no respect for God; they would like to change the true doctrine, for they teach that it is permissible for us to engage in immorality, for they say God is very gracious and he will forgive us just the same. They do not believe that Jesus Christ is our master and our Lord. The prophets of God long ago wrote about what their punishment would be.” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “Because there are reportedly those who have no thoughts toward God who have joined you, concealing/denying their evil motives and character/behavior. They change the truth about God’s grace/mercy, because they say that never-mind reportedly if believers do whatever their bodies desire that is evil and dirty, because God is reportedly (reassurance particle) very-merciful/gracious. Nor do they acknowledge the truth concerning Jesu Cristo who alone is the Lord whom we serve. Their punishment was predicted in the written word of God long-ago.” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “Because there are some who are mixed in with you now whose motives (usually bad connot.) haven’t been grasped/understood by your mind/thinking. As for these people, their following/obeying is really far from the will of God. And from long ago, already contained in the writings was the punishment being held in store for them. Because they’re gently-persuading you with their false teaching which they are substituting concerning the grace/mercy of God. For they say, as long as we have believed, even if we don’t control ourselves but indulge evil desires, nothing at all will happen to our harmony with the Lord, because he is after all gracious/merciful. And they really reject the rule of Jesu-Cristo, for they don’t acknowledge that he only is our Master and Lord/Chief.” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)
  • Tenango Otomi: “Because there where you live are some who secretly plan to deceive you. Long ago it was written in the Holy Book that these are the people who will be punished because they do not have the faith. Concerning the mercy God gives, they say that it allows one to do evil. And they deny God who alone has power to have us in his charge. Also they deny our Lord Jesus Christ.” (Source: Tenango Otomi Back Translation)