complete verse (1 Corinthians 14:39)

Following are a number of back-translations of 1 Corinthians 14:39:

  • Uma: “So then, relatives, strive to get the ability to speak God’s words, but also don’t forbid those who speak with languages from the Holy Spirit.” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “So then my brothers, you should really aspire to speak the word of God. But don’t also forbid those that speak in different languages.” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “So, brothers, you place first in your breath the explaining of what God has caused you to understand. Don’t you tell a person who speaks in a tongue that he doesn’t understand, that he shouldn’t do it. However,” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “Therefore brothers, the summary (lit. gathering-together) of what I have been saying is that you should be eager to be given the ability of God’s spokesman, but don’t forbid the one who speaks in various languages.” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “Therefore, my siblings in believing, strive-hard-after having-put-into-your-mind what God is making known to everyone. But don’t forbid the speaking in different languages that haven’t been studied.” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)
  • Tenango Otomi: “Now my brothers, want that God himself put into your minds the word you tell the people. Concerning the person who speaks the different word, give him permission to speak. But concerning all the words you speak, let it be done orderly and beautifully.” (Source: Tenango Otomi Back Translation)