complete verse (1 Corinthians 4:15)

Following are a number of back-translations of 1 Corinthians 4:15:

  • Uma: “For even though you have thousands of teachers to guide you in your following Kristus, only I am like your father, for I am the first one who brought the Good News to you, with the result that you came to believe in Kristus Yesus.” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “Because even if there are thousands of religious-teachers teaching you about Isa Almasi, there is only one father of yours. Since you have become one with Isa Almasi, I am like your father because I told you first about the good news.” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “Because even though there are many people who lead you by the hand as believers in Christ, there’s only one who is like your father because of your faith, and that’s I. Because when I preached to you the Good News, I became your father by means of your believing in Jesus Christ.” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “Because even though there are many who look-after and teach you in your lives as Cristiano, remember that I alone am your father because of your believing in Cristo Jesus, because I am the first-one who preached the good news to you.” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “Because even though there are ten thousand others to guide you concerning how to obey Cristo well, there is only one who is like your father in believing. For it’s like I gave birth to you in your becoming united/tied-together with Cristo Jesus, because you believed/obeyed the Good News concerning him that I taught you.” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)
  • Tenango Otomi: “Even though there should be ten thousand of your teachers who teach you the word about Christ, but only one person is like a father to you. It is I who am a father to you, because at the very first I told you the good news. Therefore it happened that you believe in Christ now.” (Source: Tenango Otomi Back Translation)