complete verse (1 Corinthians 2:7)

Following are a number of back-translations of 1 Corinthians 2:7:

  • Uma: “What we (excl.) announce is cleverness that is from God, we (excl.) announce God’s purpose to give us (inc) bigness of life [glory]. That purpose of his was not-yet know to mankind long ago. But before the world was made, God made-certain from-the-start to give us that bigness of life.” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “My preaching is about the purpose of God which mankind did not know. When this world was not yet created, God already thought about what he should do (lit. as to how) so that we (incl.) would go to heaven.” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “This teaching that I’m talking about, it is the hidden things that God is doing that was not known long ago by mankind. A long time ago, before anything was created, God already thought of this that He would do, so that we might be made immortal.” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “The kind-of-wisdom that we (excl.) are talking-about, it is God’s plan which he decided before the world was created that we be included in his greatness (lit. highness). But he didn’t make-this -known to people previously.” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “But rather, in this that we (excl.) are teaching, God’s far-from-ordinary wisdom/understanding is being made evident, which he did not make known to the people of the past, and which even now is not understood by many. But even though it’s like that, through the strength of this wisdom/understanding of his, before he created this world, God had already determined this which has now happened which Cristo did so that we would receive-a-share of his praiseworthiness in the future.” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)
  • Tenango Otomi: “But this word I speak which truly makes the people wise is God’s word. In the days which are past, the people who lived here on earth did not know about this word. Before God made the world, he already had determined what would happen afterwards to cause our souls to be saved.” (Source: Tenango Otomi Back Translation)