complete verse (1 Corinthians 12:3)

Following are a number of back-translations of 1 Corinthians 12:3:

  • Uma: “That’s why I tell you: people who speak from the leading-along of the Holy Spirit, none of them will say ‘Yesus is cursed!’ So also no-one will say: ‘Yesus, he is Lord!’ if they are not led-along by the Holy Spirit.” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “You ought to know that if a person is really influenced by God’s Spirit, he does not talk bad about Isa Almasi. And if it is not because of God’s Spirit, he also cannot confess/say-it-is-true that Isa Almasi rules over him.” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “Because of this, I want you also to understand that if there is a person who is led by the Holy Spirit, it’s not possible for him to say that Jesus is bad. And in the same way also, it’s not possible that he says that Jesus is the one who controls him if it’s not by means of his being led by the Holy Spirit.” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “But now however, I want you to know how to distinguish the person whom the Holy Spirit is guiding. The one whom he is guiding, it is not possible for him to curse Jesus and the one whom he is not guiding, it is not possible for him to say that Jesus is the Highest Lord.” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “Therefore, now, so that you will not be deceived, I will teach you how you can comprehend whether or not it’s really the Espiritu Santo who is the origin of what a person is saying. I am making known to you that a person who is being indwelt by the Espiritu Santo will not say these words, ‘Hopefully Jesus will be struck by punishment which is God’s curse!’ And there’s also nobody at all who will say, ‘Jesus is the true Lord,’ if he is not being guided/managed by the Espiritu Santo.” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)
  • Tenango Otomi: “And now you must know how you can judge concerning a person, if the Holy Spirit is putting into his mind the word he is to speak. The person whom the Holy Spirit puts into his mind the word he is to speak never can speak a bad word against Jesus. And only the people who walk with the Holy Spirit are able to say that Jesus is the Lord of heaven.” (Source: Tenango Otomi Back Translation)