complete verse (1 Corinthians 13:2)

Following are a number of back-translations of 1 Corinthians 13:2:

  • Uma: “If we have ability to speak God’s words and we have all knowledge from God to the point that we know all that others do not know; and if our faith is strong to the point that we can request-to-be-moved [a] mountain[s]; but if we have no love for others, our life has no use at all.” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “Even if for example I were given the expertise to speak and explain God’s word or if I would know everything or understand all that God purposes that mankind did not know, and even if for example my trust would be very strong so that I could do wonder causing deeds like for example transferring a mountain, but if I had no love for my companions I would be of no use.” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “Now for example, if I’m given the skill to interpret what God has caused me to understand, and I understand everything that other people don’t understand and all kinds of deep things, and even if my faith is very strong and it’s possible for me by my supernatural power to move a mountain and it immediately moves, but if my companions are not dear in my breath, I am just the same, of no value.” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “And even though God speaks-through me and I know everything that it’s possible to know, including what God hasn’t made-known to other people, and even though my faith suffices to move-mountains -over, yet if I have no love, I have absolutely no importance.” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “Like that also, even though I may have now been given the ability to-have-put-into-my-mind that which God is making known to everyone, and I can now thoroughly-understand all that which he kept-hidden in the past which he is now making known, even though I also know all that can be known by people about God, and my faith is exceptional so that even mountains, I can cause them to move, but I don’t value my fellowman, I am really a person who has no worth/usefulness.” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)
  • Tenango Otomi: “Although we might know how to speak the word which the Holy Spirit puts in our minds to speak, or we might know all the words which are hard, or we might understand well about the words which are not known about, or we might have good faith so that if we tell a mountain to go somewhere else and it does, yet if we do not love our fellow men, then we are of no value.” (Source: Tenango Otomi Back Translation)