complete verse (1 Corinthians 1:19)

Following are a number of back-translations of 1 Corinthians 1:19:

  • Uma: “In the Holy Book God says: ‘No matter how clever man is, I will always defeat them, and I do not pay-any-attention-to the schemes of schemers.'” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “There is (something) written in the holy-book, God says, ‘I destroy the knowledge of the people with deep knowledge. And I remove the knowledge of people with high learning.'” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “There is a written word of God about this which says, ‘The wisdom of the wise people, I will make it so that it has no value. And the understanding of those who have studied, I will show it to be a lie,’ He said.” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “Because there is that which God caused-to-be-written which says, ‘I will destroy the wisdom/knowledge/skill of wise and educated people and I will show that their wisdom is of no value.'” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “Because it is written already in the word of God which says, ‘I will destroy the perception of the wise/thinkers. Yes indeed, I will make to become of no worth/usefulness the perception of the knowledgeable.'” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)
  • Tenango Otomi: “It says in the Holy Book the word which God spoke. It says, ‘I will show that there is no value in the words of the people who say they have wisdom. Concerning the person who says that he knows words, it will be seen that it is of no value,’ says God.” (Source: Tenango Otomi Back Translation)