complete verse (1 Corinthians 14:1)

Following are a number of back-translations of 1 Corinthians 14:1:

  • Uma: “So, relatives, what we must really do first is love others. And after that, we must also strive to get abilities from the Holy Spirit. And the ability that is the most useful is the ability to speak God’s words.” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “That is what you should really strive for, to love your fellow-men. And you should also aspire for the expertises from the Spirit of God especially the expertise of speaking the word of God.” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “Therefore, brothers, it’s necessary that what you put first in your breath is your love for your companions. And it’s good also, if you ask for the skills which the Holy Spirit gives, espcially the skill to interpret that which God causes to understand.” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “Do everything in your power then to love-one-another, and at-the-same-time also desire-strongly to receive the various abilities that the Holy Spirit gives, especially the ability of God’s spokesman (also rendered as in v.3).” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “It is really important that you always strive-hard-after this valuing, however hope-for/expect also the abilities that the Espiritu Santo freely-gives, especially that of having-put-into-one’s-mind what God is making known to everyone.” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)
  • Tenango Otomi: “Now earnestly endeavor that you love your fellow men, each one of you. And also want that God will give to you the strength to do his work. But most intensely want that there be those people who will speak the word God puts in their minds to speak.” (Source: Tenango Otomi Back Translation)