complete verse (1 Corinthians 3:1)

Following are a number of back-translations of 1 Corinthians 3:1:

  • Uma: “Relatives, while I was with you, I could not speak to you like I speak to people who have received the Holy Spirit. I spoke to you like [I speak to] people who still follow the evil desires of their hearts. For at that time your faith in Kristus was not-yet clear, you were like babies in your faith.” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “My brothers, when I was there with you formerly, I could not teach to you deep teaching as I teach to people who have the Spirit of God. I taught/preached to you like to people who follow their own desires. Your trust in Isa Almasi was not yet strong; you were like children recently born.” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “Brethren, when I was still with you, I could not teach you the deep teachings like I teach people who are guided by the Holy Spirit, because it’s as if you were still children in your believing in Christ and you are people who are controlled by your desires.” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “My brothers, while I was staying with you, I was not able to teach you like I teach those whose faith is mature whom the Holy Spirit is leading, but rather I counted you as babies in faith because your minds/thoughts are still human (connotes sinful/limited humanity).” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “My siblings in believing, when I was still there with you, in my teaching it was not possible for me to regard you as people who follow/obey the leading of the Espiritu Santo, but rather as people who just indulge the desires of their own bodies. Even though you are united/tied-together with Cristo, as for your nature/ways, they are just like the ways of a child, not the ways of mature believing/obeying.” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)
  • Tenango Otomi: “Listen my brothers, when I was where you live, I did not tell you the words which I tell the believers who already walk with the Holy Spirit. Rather, I told you the words which are not hard for you to know. Because you live like children who for only a short time have known about the word of Christ.” (Source: Tenango Otomi Back Translation)