complete verse (1 Corinthians 3:13)

Following are a number of back-translations of 1 Corinthians 3:13:

  • Uma: “So, if for instance the house is burned up, it will be apparent what materials are good and what are not good, because the good materials will last, but the not good materials will all be burned up. So also, the work of every worker of the Lord’s will be apparent when the Lord comes again. On that day, the Lord will inspect the work of every person, whether it is good or not.” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “In the future when the day comes when Isa Almasi judges the people, it will be known what material each one used, if it was good or bad. It will be known because it will all be tested like going through fire.” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “In the future on the day when the Lord will check up on me, the work of each believer will be tested; to know whether it is proper or not. It will be tested by means of fire and that work which is like wood and grass and bamboo, will be removed. And that work which is like gold and silver and expensive stones, that cannot be removed.” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “But on the day that the Lord judges all people, the correct value of what each-one has made/built will be seen, because it will be tested with fire.” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “But in that day of judgment, the kind of work done by each one will really be comprehended through fire, as to whether or not their teaching was in harmony with what-gives-stability to the house which is Cristo. Because, in that day, the work of everyone will be tested by fire.” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)
  • Tenango Otomi: “But concerning each worker, according to the work he has done, it will be made known very well on the day when he is judged as to whether his work is good or not. Because on that day there will be fire. Because of the fire it will appear how good the work was done by each of the builders.” (Source: Tenango Otomi Back Translation)