complete verse (1 Corinthians 14:14)

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

  • Uma: “For if we pray with languages from the Holy Spirit, we are praying in our heart, but our thinking isn’t working [lit., moving/turning].” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “Because if I pray in a language that is not understood by the people, it is true, I pray from my liver, but my thoughts/mind is not carried along/influenced.” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “Because if I speak to God in a language I do not understand, it’s possible that I can pray by means of the Holy Spirit, but what my mouth is saying has not entered into my thinking.” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “Because if I pray in a different language, it is only my spirit that prays, but my mind doesn’t join-in.” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “For if I am praying in this language, my mind/inner-being goes-along-with-it but as far as my mind/thinking is concerned, there is no usefulness, because I can’t undertand it.” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)
  • Tenango Otomi: “Because when I pray to God and the people do not hear (understand) the word with which I pray to God, there in my heart I know that I pray to God, but with the words that I say it does not result in any benefit.” (Source: Tenango Otomi Back Translation)