complete verse (1 Corinthians 11:15)

Following are a number of back-translations of 1 Corinthians 11:15:

  • Uma: “But if a woman has long hair, we say it’s good. Her long hair is her beauty [emphatic], for long hair is given to women as their veil.” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “but as for a woman, she is really beautiful if she has long hair. She is given long hair for her cover.” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “However, if the woman’s hair is long, that’s very nice to see. The reason God gave her long hair was in order to be a covering for her head.” (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: “but for a woman, it is to her praise? It pleases God for women to have long hair, for that is what he gave them for like a build-in veil. Especially so when you gather together in his presence, it pleases him for the women to have a veil for their face.” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)
  • Tenango Otomi: “But concerning woman, it is looked well upon if women have long hair. Because her hair is like a covering on the head.” (Source: Tenango Otomi Back Translation)