complete verse (1 Corinthians 15:46)

Following are a number of back-translations of 1 Corinthians 15:46:

  • Uma: “God does not immediately change our bodies so that we are fit to dwell in heaven. What he gives us first is our bodies that are fit to dwell on the earth. In the future he will give us bodies that are fit to dwell in heaven.” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “We (dual) should have first a body belonging to the world then we (dual) are given a body belonging to heaven.” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “That life which is forever in Heaven does not come first; but rather, the life which comes first is our (incl.) life here on the earth. And after that, the life in Heaven.” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “But let us remember that the first-one (lit. one-that-preceded) that was given to us was our human (connotes sinful, limited humanity) body, after that the heavenly-one will replace-it.” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “But it isn’t possible that the fitted-for-heaven come-first, but rather this fitted-for-earth. And then the fitted-for-heaven will follow.” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)
  • Tenango Otomi: “At first we have bodies which die. Afterwards there will be our bodies which will not die.” (Source: Tenango Otomi Back Translation)