complete verse (1 Corinthians 11:14)

Following are a number of back-translations of 1 Corinthians 11:14:

  • Uma: “For example if a man has long hair, usually we say it isn’t at all fitting.” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “We (incl.) know that from the beginning it is shameful if a man has long hair,” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “Because beginning from a long time ago, we (incl.) know that it’s shameful for a man to have long hair like a woman.” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “Even according to the original thinking of people, we understand that it is fitting if a woman’s head is headclothed. Because if a man’s hair is very-long, he is caused-shame, but if by-contrast a woman’s hair is very-long, that’s what makes-her -more-beautiful, because that’s what God gave her as a covering for her head.” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “Is it not so that our common-knowledge/custom is that it is shameful for a man to cause his hair to be long,” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)
  • Tenango Otomi: “You see how it is what people everywhere do, it being apparent that men say it is shameful if his hair is long.” (Source: Tenango Otomi Back Translation)