complete verse (1 Corinthians 14:22)

Following are a number of back-translations of 1 Corinthians 14:22:

  • Uma: “So, if some of us speak with languages from the Holy Spirit, our words are a sign of the Lord’s power to people who do not believe in the Lord, not to people who already believe in the Lord. But if we speak God’s words, our words are a sign of the Lord’s power to people who already believe, not to people who do not believe.” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “So-then, the expertise of speaking different languages is a sign to show the power of God to those who don’t believe in Isa Almasi, it is not a sign for those who believe already. But the expertise to speak the word of God is a sign to show God’s power to the ones believing, it is not a sign to those who don’t believe.” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “Because of this, we understand that this skill to speak in languages which are not known, God gives this so that the unbelievers might realize that it comes from God. But as for that skill to interpret what God causes to understand, He gave this so that the faith of those who’ve already believed, might be strengthened.” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “This which God caused-to-be-written, that’s how-we -know that the ability to speak different languages, God intended it to serve as a sign for those who don’t believe, not for believers. But the ability of God’s spokesman serves as a sign for believers. Its use is not for those who don’t believe.” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “From that we can comprehend that, language that can’t be understood is what God will use which is fitting for those who pay no attention to what he has said, as a sign that they are not believing/obeying. But those people who believe/obey well, language that they can understand is what God will use to make known to them what he wants to say, this being a sign that their believing/obeying is good.” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)
  • Tenango Otomi: “Therefore when God calls the people with words which they do not understand, then this is a sign that the people who are called are not believers, rather they are rebellious. But when God calls the people with the words he puts in the mind of his prophets to speak, then this is a sign that the people whom he calls are believers.” (Source: Tenango Otomi Back Translation)