complete verse (1 Corinthians 11:5)

Following are a number of back-translations of 1 Corinthians 11:5:

  • Uma: “But if a woman prays or speaks God’s words in a service, and she doesn’t wear-a-veil, it isn’t good. For according to custom, that woman belittles her husband, who is her head. That woman who does not wear-a-veil is just a shameful as a woman whose head is shaved.” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “But a woman when she prays or speaks/makes-known God’s word in the prayer-house and has no covering/headdress that means that she does not respect her husband who is her for-head/leader. That woman is not different from a woman who has been shaved.” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “And if there’s a woman who prays or explains that which God has caused her to understand, it’s necessary that she have a covering on her head because if she doesn’t, this will be very shameful for her husband who is in charge of her.” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “But if there is a woman who prays or speaks what God has made-known to her and she hasn’t-put-on-a-headcloth, she shames her husband who is her leader, because if she didn’t put-on-a-headcloth, it is shameful/embarrassing as if she had-herself-made-bald.” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “But if there is a woman who prays or who also makes known what God has put-in-her -mind, if she does it not having her face veiled, this means that she is insulting/belittling the man who is her like-the-head. There is no difference between her not having a face-veil and having very short hair, just like the women whose nature/ways are not good.” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)
  • Tenango Otomi: “Concerning a woman if she prays to God at church or is she speaks a word God gives her to speak and she doesn’t cover her heard, then it appears that she doesn’t respect her husband very well. If a woman does not cover head, then she is doing as though she was a woman who has cut off her hair.” (Source: Tenango Otomi Back Translation)