complete verse (1 Corinthians 3:2)

Following are a number of back-translations of 1 Corinthians 3:2:

  • Uma: “Babies that are still nursing, it is not good to give them hard/solid food. So also you, then I taught you teaching that was appropriate for people whose faith is not-yet clear. I didn’t-yet teach you teaching that was appropriate for people whose faith is clear [mature], for you were not-yet able to receive it. And-yet even up to now you still are not-yet able to receive it,” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “My preaching to you was like I figuratively gave you milk to drink because you could not yet be fed hard food. That means my preaching to you was not deep because you could not have understood if my teaching had been deep. And even up to now you still do not understand deep teaching,” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “That’s why milk and not strong food is the sustenance that I give you, which is to say, the things I taught you were not very deep because you could not yet at that time, understand deep teaching. And even now you still cannot understand things like that.” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “Therefore I taught you what can-be-compared to milk which is given-to babies -to-be-drunk, because you were not able-to-understand/receive deeper teaching which can-be-compared to proper food. And even now, you are still not able-to-understand,” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “You say, when I taught you in the past, it was only like milk, not solid food. Because your mind/thinking didn’t grasp the point being made. And till now, it’s still like that, that your understanding of this is lacking.” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)
  • Tenango Otomi: “I taught you the words which are not hard for you to know. Like a child, a nursing one who drinks milk and is not given food, I treated you. Because you were not able to understand the words which are hard. And until now you are not able to understand this word.” (Source: Tenango Otomi Back Translation)