complete verse (1 Corinthians 2:14)

Following are a number of back-translations of 1 Corinthians 2:14:

  • Uma: “People who don’t know God, they don’t believe the teaching that is from the Spirit of God. They say: ‘[Talk] like that is talk of stupid people.’ The teaching from the Spirit of God [of course] doesn’t enter their hearts, for that kind of teaching can only enter our heart if the Holy Spirit makes-it-clear-to us.” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “A person if there is not with him God’s Spirit does not receive the preaching from God’s Spirit. He does not understand that preaching. As for him, there is no use in it because God’s Spirit has to be there first with that person then he can understand.” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “Now as for the person who does not have the Holy Spirit in him, he cannot receive the teaching of the Holy Spirit, because it has no value for him. And he cannot also understand it, because the only one who can explain this to him, is the Holy Spirit.” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “As for the one who doesn’t believe in whom God’s Spirit does not stay, he doesn’t receive what comes-from God’s Spirit, because it is of no value to him. Neither does he understand it, because its proper meaning and importance can only be understood by means of God’s Spirit.” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “But those people whose minds/inner-beings have not yet been renewed by the Espiritu Santo, they are not accepting the teachings which are coming from this Espiritu Santo of God. For they are in fact saying that they are just nonsense/stupidity. They really cannot understand them, because, these things, (they) can only be understood through the help of the Espiritu Santo.” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)
  • Tenango Otomi: “But the people who do not walk with the Holy Spirit cannot understand about the word the Holy Spirit teaches us. They say that the person who speaks this word is not wise. They do not know about it because they do not walk with the Holy Spirit.” (Source: Tenango Otomi Back Translation)