complete verse (1 Corinthians 1:18)

Following are a number of back-translations of 1 Corinthians 1:18:

  • Uma: “We(excl.) announce news that says that Kristus died on the cross tree to pay for the sins of mankind. When people who are heading for hell hear that news, they say: ‘Ah, those are the words of stupid people.’ But as for us (inc) whom God has lifted from the punishment of our sins, when we heard that news, we say: ‘That is the power of God!'” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “When the people are preached-to about the death of Isa Almasi on the post, the ones who are headed for hell say that that preaching is foolishness. But we (incl.) the ones headed for heaven, we (incl.) know that here in this preaching one can really see the power of God.” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “And if we preach to people about the death of Christ on the cross, those people who will not be freed from punishment because they won’t believe, they suppose mistakenly that what we have to preach about is of no value. However, we who have been freed from punishment, we know that my means of preaching about the death of Christ, God shows His power to set mankind free.” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “Because the people who will be separated from God to be punished, they consider the teaching about the death of Cristo on the cross to be of no value, but as for us who are being saved, we know that that is the evidence of God’s power.” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “Because this death of Cristo that I teach about, it’s like it has no worth/usefulness in the perception of the people who have none other that they are arriving at than death which is punishment that has no ending. But as for us whom God is saving, we recognize that in this death of Cristo is the supernatural-power of God for the salvation of people.” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)
  • Tenango Otomi: “This good news tell that Christ died on the cross in order to save us. The people who will be lost say that this word is of no value. But for us who will have our souls saved, it walks with the power of God, this word does.” (Source: Tenango Otomi Back Translation)