complete verse (1 Corinthians 1:26)

Following are a number of back-translations of 1 Corinthians 1:26:

  • Uma: “Relatives, remember your lives before God called you to be his portion: only a few of you were clever or had-authority or were nobility in the sight of mankind.” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “Now, my brothers, remember as to what your person-hood/state-in-life was at the time when you had not yet been chosen by God. Few of you had high learning, few of you had authority and few were important/prominent.” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “Don’t you forget, brethren, what you were a long time ago when God had not yet caused you to believe. His favor toward you is very great because there among you believers, there is rarely a person whom people say is very wise. There is rarely a person whose rank is high; there is rarely a rich person.” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “Consider brothers your status when God called you. Not many of you were educated in the opinion of people. Few of you moreover were of high rank/position or were children of rich-people.” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “My siblings in believing, remember your circumstances when God put it in your minds to submit to him. Is it not so that only a few of you were being regarded as knowledgeable by the world? And also just a few have a high/important job/responsibility or blood.” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)
  • Tenango Otomi: “Listen my brothers, now you see all the kinds of people God called to believe in Christ. Now, there are few of us who know the wisdom which the people here on earth like. There are few of us who have positions of governing. There are few of us who are respected.” (Source: Tenango Otomi Back Translation)