complete verse (1 Corinthians 12:24)

Following are a number of back-translations of 1 Corinthians 12:24:

  • Uma: “But the parts of our body that already appear good, we don’t put anything very special on them. God arranged the parts of our body so that the parts that were not honored much, those [contrary to expectation] are the ones we take care of a lot.” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “But the things that are nice to look at don’t have to be caused-to-be-good/be beautified. When God made our (dual) body he purposed that the things that don’t have much use should be served/fixed very well” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “But those parts of the body which are good to look at, it’s not necessary to decorate them anymore. The reason God made our bodies like this is so that we might take very good care of those parts of our body that seem to be of not much use.” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “while those whose appearance is beautiful, they don’t need to be taken-care-of like that. The reason that God arranged the parts of our body like that is so that we will care-for and properly esteem what we consider to be of little esteem/importance” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “We don’t have to do this with the parts that we already consider good. But when God created the human body, he gave importance to the parts that were like unimportant.” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)
  • Tenango Otomi: “There are parts of our bodies which are seen and do not need any special care. God made our bodies and he made it so that there is more value to the parts we say are not so great in appearance.” (Source: Tenango Otomi Back Translation)