complete verse (1 Corinthians 2:15)

Following are a number of back-translations of 1 Corinthians 2:15:

  • Uma: “We who have received the Holy Spirit, our hearts are clear [i.e., enlightened] to recognize every sort of thing, [to tell] whether it is good or not. But people who do not know God, their hearts are not clear to recognize what is in our hearts.” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “But the person who has God’s Spirit understands everything whether it is good or bad. But the person who-has/where-there-is God’s Spirit, he is not understood by the people who don’t have God’s Spirit.” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “But as for the person who has in him the Holy Spirit, he can understand the value of anything that the Holy Spirit teaches. But, that person who does not have in him the Holy Spirit, he cannot understand what is in the mind of those people who have been given the Holy Spirit.” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “But the one in whom God’s Spirit stays can-understand the importance of everything, but other people are not able-to-understand him.” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “But the person who is being indwelt by the Espiritu Santo, he can understand all things, whether (they are) good or not. However, people who have not yet believed, who are not being indwelt by this Espiritu Santo, they are lacking in wisdom/understanding to pass judgment on the manner-of-life of those who have now believed.” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)
  • Tenango Otomi: “The people who walk with the Holy Spirit can make good judgments about this word. And it cannot be said by anyone that the word he speaks is wrong.” (Source: Tenango Otomi Back Translation)