complete verse (1 Corinthians 15:31)

Following are a number of back-translations of 1 Corinthians 15:31:

  • Uma: “I, every day I’m facing certain death. [an Uma idiom that cannot be translated literally] because of my work carrying the Good News. Indeed, relatives! What I tell you is very true, and I am proud because of you, relatives, for you have come to believe in our Lord Kristus Yesus.” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “I tell you, my brothers, every day I am almost killed. This I say is really true as it is also true that I am really happy because you trust in our (incl.) Leader Isa Almasi.” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “Because every day, brothers, I am thinking that we (excl.) are about to be killed by the enemies of God. God knows that you cause me great joy because of your faith in Jesus. And in the same way also, He knows that it’s really true that my trouble here is always very big.” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “Brothers, it’s absolutely true that I face death daily. The truth of this is like the truth of my happiness because of your being joined to Cristo Jesus our Lord.” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “For there’s not a day when I am not like facing death (lit. looking down into a dug-pit). This is the truth. Just as you can be sure of my happiness over your being united/tied-together with our Lord Jesu-Cristo, you can be sure that this that I’m saying is true.” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)
  • Tenango Otomi: “Because day after day people endeavor to kill me. Listen my brothers, concerning this word I tell you, believe that it is true just like you believe that it is true that I am pleased with you in that you believe in the Lord Jesus Christ.” (Source: Tenango Otomi Back Translation)