complete verse (1 Corinthians 10:8)

Following are a number of back-translations of 1 Corinthians 10:8:

  • Uma: “Let’s not behave wrongly [euphemism] with others’ wives or with unmarried-women, like some of them did. Because of their wrong behavior, twenty three thousand died in a day.” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “Don’t let us (incl.) commit illegitimate-sex as some of them did at those times. Because of their committing adultery 23,000 of them died in just one day.” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “And another thing they did there is that they fooled around with those who were not their spouses, and as for us (incl.), let’s not imitate them, because God punished them and twenty-three thousand of them died in one day.” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “Let us also not sleep-with anyone who is not our spouse like some of them, because on-account-of their doing that, about (lit. it-went-to) twenty-three thousand died in a single day.” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “And also let us not behave immorally with one not our spouse, like some people in the past did. Because of that behavior of theirs twenty three thousand died in just one day, (which was) God’s punishment upon them.” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)
  • Tenango Otomi: “And we must not commit fornication like some of them did in committing fornication. And because they did so, in just one day there died 23,000 of the people.” (Source: Tenango Otomi Back Translation)