complete verse (1 Corinthians 15:10)

Following are a number of back-translations of 1 Corinthians 15:10:

  • Uma: “But because of God’s love and help, the result was that I became like I am now. And his love and help to me really had use [i.e., really was worthwhile]. For I am the one who has worked harder that all the other apostles of the Lord Yesus. But not with my own strength. It was the Lord’s [emphatic] love and help that strengthened me.” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “But because of the love and mercy of God to me that is the reason why I am like this, commissioned by him to proclaim his message. And there is also a final-good-outcome of God’s love and mercy to me. And this is the outcome, among all who were commissioned by Isa Almasi there is none who worked harder than I did. But all that I did was not from my strength but because God helped me.” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “However, God had great pity for me– that’s why I was made an apostle, because there was some purpose in His pitying me. Because of this, I have been able to do more than all of my fellow apostles. However, I’m not the one who did it, but rather, everything was done through the help of God.” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “But because of his mercy/grace, I became like this, and it can be seen his grace has had a result, because the results of my work are admittedly more than (those of) my fellow apostles. But admittedly I have not done it by-means-of my strength but rather by means of God’s grace and help to me.” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “But, because of the extreme grace/mercy of God, he raised me up to be an apostle, who right now is very much serving him. This aid/favor of his to me did not turn out to have no value/usefulness. I really strove-hard more than all of these other apostles. But not as-might-be-said with my own ability, but rather with God’s help to me.” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)
  • Tenango Otomi: “God did me the favor to give me the work I am working at, and the favor he gave me was not in vain. Rather I have worked more than all the rest of the representatives. Concerning this work, it is not that I myself have done it, rather that it is God who did me the favor to help me in what I do.” (Source: Tenango Otomi Back Translation)