complete verse (1 Corinthians 3:7)

Following are a number of back-translations of 1 Corinthians 3:7:

  • Uma: “The one who plants and the one who pours, they are not the main thing. The main thing is God, for he is the one who makes it grow.” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “Therefore the ones planting and watering are not the important ones. But he is the important one, God, because he makes the plants grow.” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “That’s why the one who plants, and the one who waters, they’re not the ones to be praised; rather, the one to be praised is God because He causes the plants to grow.” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “Therefore the one who plants and the one who waters are of no importance. God alone is important, because he is the one who causes-the plant -to-grow.” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “Really, in this work of teaching the Good News, it’s not the planter and the waterer who are important, but rather God, he being the one who causes-to-sprout and grow.” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)
  • Tenango Otomi: “Therefore now, alike for the one who plants the seed, alike for the one who waters it, neither is above the other. But concerning God, it is clear that he is the one who is above, because it is he who causes the seed to grow.” (Source: Tenango Otomi Back Translation)