complete verse (1 Corinthians 12:31)

Following are a number of back-translations of 1 Corinthians 12:31:

  • Uma: “So, strive to get abilities from the Holy Spirit that are better. But what is really the best, that is what I will tell you now.” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “Among the expertise given by the Spirit of God we (dual) should ask from God that he gives us (dual) the expertise that really helps our (incl.) fellow-men. But there is still one that really exceeds all expertise, that is our (dual) love for our (dual) companions.” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “Place in your breath that the proper thing to ask for from God are those skills which are of great value. But there is still a way whose value is very much greater, and it is loving our (incl.) companions.” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “Therefore since it’s not possible that each one of us has all the abilities that God gives, we ought to strongly-desire to receive the more-important/valuable abilities. But now, there is that which I will make-known to you which is far better to be followed.” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “Therefore strive- very -hard-after the best abilitites, those that are the most beneficial to everyone. But if/when you are using these abilities, there is a way/trail which is much better than the way/trail you are following/obeying now. As for this way/trail, it is valuing one another. That’s the way/trail that I will explain to you now so that you will really understand it.” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)
  • Tenango Otomi: “You must want that God gives you the work which is most valuable. But there is another matter you must want which is supremely good, and this what I want to teach you about now.” (Source: Tenango Otomi Back Translation)