complete verse (1 Corinthians 1:25)

Following are a number of back-translations of 1 Corinthians 1:25:

  • Uma: “When we (excl.) spread that Kristus died crucified, we (excl.) are considered-stupid by mankind. But actually God is more clever than the cleverness of mankind. Mankind says that what God has done has no power. But God’s power is greater than the power of mankind.” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “For even though the people say that there is no use in what God did to save us (dual) but/nevertheless God’s knowledge yet really surpasses all knowledge of mankind. And even if people yet say that God is weak because Isa Almasi died on the post, but/nevertheless there is no person more powerful than he.” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “For as for this nailing of Christ which we preach, which people suppose mistakenly that it is very stupid, by means of this God shows His wisdom, which is very much greater than the wisdom of people. They suppose mistakenly that God has no power; but His power is greater than the power that comes just from here on the earth.” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “Because even the foolishness of God in people’s opinion is far higher than their wisdom, and even what they consider God’s weakness is stronger than their strength.” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “Because that which people think is just the nonsense/stupidity of God, contrary-to-expectation (it is) far-from-ordinary wisdom/understanding which is superior to all the perception/understanding of people. And also that which they are thinking is God’s weakness, contrary-to-expectation (it is) strength which is superior to all the strength of people.” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)
  • Tenango Otomi: “Concerning the death of Christ, the people say that God does not know what he is doing. It is the people who do not know about what God does though. Because the people say that God is not strong. But God overflows in strength compared to how people are strong.” (Source: Tenango Otomi Back Translation)