complete verse (1 Corinthians 4:20)

Following are a number of back-translations of 1 Corinthians 4:20:

  • Uma: “For when God becomes our King, he changes our character with his power–let’s not just say: ‘God is our King,’ yet not change our character.” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “Because if a person is really ruled by God, it is known that this is true not just because of his words, but because of his good deeds God’s power is seen.” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “As for God’s rule over us, it’s not by means of just words, but rather it’s by means of His great power.” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “Because the evidence of God’s ruling us is not our talk but rather the power of God in our lives.” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “Because, this is the truth, the person who is truly included in the kingdom of God, this can be observed in the strength of the supernatural-power of the Espiritu Santo in his life, not just by words.” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)
  • Tenango Otomi: “Because concerning people who do the work of God, it is not just words they say, rather they are strengthened to do the words they say.” (Source: Tenango Otomi Back Translation)