complete verse (1 Corinthians 1:17)

Following are a number of back-translations of 1 Corinthians 1:17:

  • Uma: “Kristus made me his apostle, not in order to baptize people. He sent [same root as "apostle"] me to take the Good News. When I announce the Good News, I don’t use my own skill in speaking–lest people believe me just because of my skill, and they don’t know the power of the death of Kristus on the cross.” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “Because I have not been commanded by Almasi to bathe but I am told to proclaim the good news. And in my proclaiming I do not use deep speech because if I would use deep speech perhaps that is what would make them happy my deep speech and they would pay no attention to my preaching about Almasi’s death on the post, so-then I would not influence/carry them to trust in Isa Almasi.” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “For Christ, he did not send me to baptize, but rather he sent me to spread the Good News. And he caused me to understand that it was necessary that I not use world-type skill in speaking because perhaps people would be convinced because of my skill, and the power of Christ to save them through his dying on the cross, would be hidden.” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “Because Cristo didn’t send me to go baptize, but rather he sent me to go preach the good news. And in my doing that, I have not used fancy (lit. decorated) words to show my knowledge lest there cease-to-be results of Cristo’s dying on the cross.” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “Because it was not to baptize that Cristo sent me, but rather to teach this Good News. I really am teaching this to people but my words are not just according to the perception of the world, so that the far-from-ordinary strength of the teaching concerning the death of Cristo on the cross would not be lessened.” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)
  • Tenango Otomi: “But Christ did not send to me baptize people. Rather he sent me to tell the people the good news. I do not speak words which sound beautiful so that just by them people will want to believe. Rather the only important thing is that I preach that Christ died on the cross.” (Source: Tenango Otomi Back Translation)