complete verse (1 Corinthians 14:24)

Following are a number of back-translations of 1 Corinthians 14:24:

  • Uma: “But if all of you speak God’s words and a person who is not a Kristen or who does not-yet know God’s Word enters, when he hears what you all say, it will become clear in his heart that he has sinned. It’s like there is something in his heart that says: ‘That is to me!’ [i.e., those words are meant for me]” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “But if all of you speak the word of God and a person is coming in there who does not yet believe in Isa Almasi or another person, when he hears the word of God that you speak, he knows that he is sinful and worthy of being punished because God makes known/causes to understand in his liver all the bad things that he has done. Then that person will prostrate and worship God and he will state-that-it-is-true/confess that God is really there among you.” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “But, if what everybody does is, they explain what God had caused them to understand in the word of God, then as for that visitor, by means of what he hears he will understand what God is thinking about his evil-thinking. And he will realize that he is sinful and he will repent. And then he will worship God and he will say, ‘It really is true that you are guided by the power of God!'” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “But if you all are telling what God has made-known to you and you have a visitor who doesn’t believe, his conscience will be struck because of what each one of you is saying and the truth concerning his sins will be shown to him,” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “But if instead of speaking different languages that can’t be understood, you are relating in a language that everyone understands that which God is making known, is it not so that those who arrived will become aware that they will have to answer to God because they are sinners?” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)
  • Tenango Otomi: “But if those who speak do so with the word God puts on their mind and speak in the words with which the people there speak, then if there should come in a person who is not a believer and doesn’t know about the faith, then he will understand that he has sin by means of the word he hears.” (Source: Tenango Otomi Back Translation)