complete verse (1 Corinthians 15:40)

Following are a number of back-translations of 1 Corinthians 15:40:

  • Uma: “So also the things in the sky, like the sun, moon and stars, they aren’t the same as the things on earth. The things in the sky have one kind of beauty, and the things on the earth have one [i.e., another] kind of beauty.” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “There are different kinds of bodies in heaven and there are also different kinds of bodies in this world. The beauty of the bodies in heaven is different and the beauty of the bodies on earth is different.” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “God has created many things here on the earth and in heaven, and all of the things He has created are beautiful; however, the beauty of each one is not the same as others. The things which He created in heaven have a different kind of beauty, and the things which are here on the earth have a different kind of beauty.” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “The appearance/likeness of what is in the sky is also different from what is on the earth, so their beauty is not the same.” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “There is also a body suited-for-heaven/sky, and there is a body suited-for-earth. The praiseworthiness of the fitted-for-earth is different, and the praiseworthiness of the fitted-for-heaven/sky is different.” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)
  • Tenango Otomi: “Similar to this are those in heaven. Their bodies are different in appearance than the appearance of the bodies of those here on the earth. Those in heaven have a different good appearance than the good appearance of those here on earth.” (Source: Tenango Otomi Back Translation)