complete verse (1 Corinthians 14:4)

Following are a number of back-translations of 1 Corinthians 14:4:

  • Uma: “The person who speaks with languages from the Holy Spirit strengthens his own heart. The person who speaks God’s words strengthens the hearts of others who gather together [with him].” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “The person who speaks in language that is not understood by the people, his liver only is encouraged, but a person who speaks the word of God the liver of all his companions who trust in Isa Almasi is encouraged by him.” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “But that person who speaks in a language that he does not understand, it’s only his own breath that he helps. But that person who can explain what God has caused him to understand, he, by contrast, helps his fellow believers.” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “Therefore the one who speaks a language that he has not learned, it is only his own faith that he strengthens, but the one who tells what God has made known, he strengthens the faith of his companions who congregate-with (him).” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “The one who can speak these different languages, it’s his own believing/obeying he is strengthening, but the one who is having-put-into-his-mind what God is making known to everyone, he is strengthening all his fellow believers.” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)
  • Tenango Otomi: “The persons who speak different words which no one can understand only know themselves about the words which they speak. But concerning the people whom God put into their hearts the words they are to tell the people, they cause that the people who are gathered will understand the word they speak.” (Source: Tenango Otomi Back Translation)