complete verse (1 Corinthians 10:28)

Following are a number of back-translations of 1 Corinthians 10:28:

  • Uma: “But if someone says to us: ‘This meat was offered to idols,’ we’d better not eat it because we consider our friend who said that to us, perhaps he will be offended/hurt/sad [lit., his heart will hurt over it] if we eat it.” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “But for example if there is someone who says that that viand was given to the idols, don’t eat it because of the person who told you. For example if he sees you eating it, he is troubled in his mind, he thinks that you are sinning. Perhaps some of you say, ‘Why shouldn’t I eat just because of a person who is easily troubled in his thinking.” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “However, if there is a believer who says, ‘This viand has been sacrificed to an idol,’ then don’t you eat that viand because he might be reluctant to eat it and he will become upset (literally, his breath will become painful) if you eat that. Certainly someone will ask, you will say, ‘If it’s allowable that I do anything, why I must avoid an activity that people who really don’t understand properly think is bad?” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “But in-the-event there is someone eating-with (you) there who says to you (singular), ‘This food was offered in the temple,’ don’t eat it because of him, because in his mind it’s a sin. Because what perhaps will be the use if you (singular) insist-on (lit. force) your (singular) freedom to eat and your (singular) companion thinks it’s a sin?” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “But if someone says to you, ‘This has been sacrificed as a means of worshipping a pretend god,’ well, don’t eat any of it, out of your pity/compassion for the one who said that to you so that his mind/thinking won’t be agitated.” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)
  • Tenango Otomi: “But if any person says to you, ‘This meat here has been sacrificed to an idol’ he tells you, then do not eat the meat. Because you must not want to spoil the heart of the person who is afraid to eat the meat which has been sacrificed.” (Source: Tenango Otomi Back Translation)