complete verse (1 Corinthians 14:23)

Following are a number of back-translations of 1 Corinthians 14:23:

  • Uma: “For example you gather together to have-a-service, and you all speak with languages from the Holy Spirit. If people who are not Kristen or who do not-yet know God’s Word enter, what will they say? Certainly they will say you are crazy.” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “Therefore if for example all of you trusters in Isa Almasi gather together and all of you speak in languages that are not understood by the people, if there come to your meeting/gathering other people, or people who do not believe in Isa Almasi, na, they will say that you are already crazy because they don’t understand what you say.” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “Therefore, when believers gather together and all of them use that skill to speak in a language that they don’t know, if there are some visitors who come in who have recently believed, or perhaps they are not believers, they will think that you are crazy.” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “Therefore when you meet-as-a-congregation and you all speak various languages, what perhaps will your visitors who don’t believe think? Surely they will say/think you are crazy!” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “Well now if the-whole-group-of you believers are gathered together and, all of you, (you are) speaking different languages that nobody at all can understand, and then suddenly/unexpectedly some who are not believers arrive or those who know nothing about these things, they will say, won’t they, that you are crazy!” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)
  • Tenango Otomi: “If the believers have gathered together and all who speak do so in words which are not understood, then if there comes in a person who is not a believer and does not understand the different words spoken by the people there, you know he will think that the people who are speaking are crazy.” (Source: Tenango Otomi Back Translation)