complete verse (1 Corinthians 15:56)

Following are a number of back-translations of 1 Corinthians 15:56:

  • Uma: “Mankind must die because of sin. And mankind’s sin must be punished because [they] have transgressed the Lord’s Law.” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “That is the reason why people are afraid to die because they know that they will be punished because of their sins. And the reason that sin has to be punished is because when people sin they break God’s law.” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “The reason people are afraid of death is because they know that when they die, they will be punished because they are sinful. And why are they sinful? Because they have broken the Law of God.” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “Because the place-where-death -gets its power, it is our sinning, and sin’s means-of-defeating us, it is our not obeying God’s law.” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “What is meant by this deadly-poison is sin, for that is what leads people to die. And, because of God’s laws, people’s sins are much more evident for they are always breaking them.” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)
  • Tenango Otomi: “Death hurts those who have sin. Concerning the law we break, thus we have sin.” (Source: Tenango Otomi Back Translation)