complete verse (1 Corinthians 11:21)

Following are a number of back-translations of 1 Corinthians 11:21:

  • Uma: “For in your gatherings, some of you immediately eat your own food and drink your own wine, with the result that you are drunk-on-it. Yet your companion who doesn’t have anything is hungry.” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “Because you eat ahead the food you brought and don’t leave anything for your companions. There are some that are hungry and there are also some that are drunk.” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “The reason I say this is because they say that there’s some of you who are selfish and you go ahead and eat first and you don’t leave anything for your companions, and because of this, some go away hungry. And that’s not all, because some of you even get drunk!” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “Because reportedly you do not wait-for-each-other in order that you would eat at-the-same-time koma but rather each one hurries to eat what he has brought-with-him without sharing it with his companions, so some reportedly get drunk while others are still hungry.” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “but rather it’s just your own desires that you are thinking about. Because as for some of you, they go on ahead in eating and drinking without waiting for everyone to eat together, eating and drinking without restraint. Therefore some get drunk and others go hungry.” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)
  • Tenango Otomi: “Because when the hour arrives for eating the meal, each person takes to himself the food he brought and sits down and eats it all himself. But the people who are poor go hungry while other people are filled up, even to the point of being drunk.” (Source: Tenango Otomi Back Translation)