complete verse (1 Corinthians 3:15)

Following are a number of back-translations of 1 Corinthians 3:15:

  • Uma: “If his work does not last the Lord’s inspection, he will suffer-loss. Its meaning, he himself will be freed from the punishment of his sins, but he will not get a reward from his work. He can be compared to a person whose house burns up: all his materials are lost, only his bare self is not eaten by the fire.” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “but if the material a person uses burns, that means his teaching is bad, he will suffer loss, he will not receive good/blessing. He will be saved, but he will be like a person just escaping from his burning house.” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “But if there is a person whose work is removed, he’ll be freed just the same from punishment, but he will have no reward. He’s like the person who was able to escape out of a burning house, carrying nothing.” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “But the person whose construction is burned, he will receive no reward. He will indeed be saved, but like a person who is able-to-escape from a burning house.” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “But if it is burned up, will he not suffer a big loss? Admittedly he himself will indeed be saved, but it will be just as if he had escaped through flames almost losing his life in the process.” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)
  • Tenango Otomi: “But the builder who put in that which burns, then the work he has done will be lost. The builder himself will be saved as though a person escapes death from his burning house.” (Source: Tenango Otomi Back Translation)