complete verse (1 Corinthians 4:4)

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

  • Uma: “My heart is as clear/holy as a chicken egg [i.e., I have pure motives, am not hiding anything], I know I have done no wrong. But that doesn’t make me right/just. It’s the Lord who will decide whether I am right/just or not.” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “Even if I don’t know of any mistake of mine, that is no proof that I don’t have a fault/mistake. Almasi will be the one to judge me.” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “Even though I don’t know that I’ve made any mistakes, it still can be that there is a lack in what I do, because God is the one who really knows. He is the one who checks up on my work.” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “My conscience is certainly clean, but this doesn’t mean to say that I truly have no sin. The Lord alone is the one who is able-to-say that, because he alone will judge me.” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “For even if I am not aware of anything wrong in the attending-to/facing this position/responsibility of mine, maybe there is something the Lord finds wrong. He is the one of course who judges me.” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)
  • Tenango Otomi: “What I think about what I do, I think that I walk correctly. But it doesn’t matter if I think that I have no sin. Now, he who must judge concerning what I do is God himself who will judge.” (Source: Tenango Otomi Back Translation)