complete verse (1 Corinthians 10:29)

Following are a number of back-translations of 1 Corinthians 10:29:

  • Uma: “What I am saying is, we’d better not eat it because we consider the other’s heart. As for our own heart, it’s nothing / it doesn’t matter if we eat it. Yet certainly someone will say: ‘Why can my desire be limited/blocked by another person?” (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: “Yes indeed, think well about the mind/inner-being of others, not just your own. For even if your mind/thinking is not agitated if you eat it, what’s the gain/use if the mind/thinking of your companion is agitated?” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)
  • Tenango Otomi: “Although you know that all the meat is the same, yet do not eat the meat which other people think is not right to eat. Now, I suppose that there are some who will say to me: ‘Why is it that I should abstain from what I eat on account of what another person thinks?” (Source: Tenango Otomi Back Translation)