complete verse (1 Corinthians 3:4)

Following are a number of back-translations of 1 Corinthians 3:4:

  • Uma: “One says: ‘I, I am on-the-side of Paulus.’ Another says: ‘I am on-the-side of Apolos.’ Isn’t this the behavior of people who don’t-yet know the Lord?” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “When some of you say, ‘It is Paul whom I follow,’ others say, ‘As for me, it is Apollos whom I follow,’ you are still opposing each other like the people who do not follow God.” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “When there are some of you who say that you are my disciples, and if there’s another one who says that he, by contrast, is a disciple of Apollos, it’s very clear that you are still like people who have not believed.” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “Because if one says, ‘Pablo is the one I follow’ while another says, ‘Apollos for-my-part is the one I follow,’ surely your behavior is the same as that of people who don’t believe, is it not so?” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “For look at this, one person says, ‘As for me, Pablo’s teaching is what I like.’ Another person says, ‘Not me. Apolos (is my choice).’ Is it not so that, deeds like this, they are just like those of people who haven’t yet believed/obeyed?” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)
  • Tenango Otomi: “Because some of you say, ‘I follow the word Paul says.’ Others say, ‘I follow the word Apollos says.’ Therefore it is apparent that you do like the people do who live here on earth.” (Source: Tenango Otomi Back Translation)