complete verse (1 Corinthians 4:6)

Following are a number of back-translations of 1 Corinthians 4:6:

  • Uma: “Relatives, what I have said concerns [lit., hits] myself and Apolos. The two of us (excl.) I have taken-as-examples, in order to teach you to follow the commands that are written and not to honor your leaders beyond what is appropriate. My purpose is that none of you will be proud and say: ‘I, I follow so-and-so, you just follow so-and-so.'” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “My brothers, I have mentioned Apollos and myself so that you take us (excl.) as an example and that you learn the meaning of this that says, ‘Don’t go beyond what is written in the holy-book.’ It is not good if you honor/make great one and criticize/put down another.” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “Brethren, in all of this that I’ve said, I have used Apollos and myself as examples, so that you might be taught what is the proper thing to do according to what the word of God teaches. And what teaches is: you must stop making more important the teaching of any one of us, because as for us who teach, none of us is higher than the others because we are all the same.” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “Brothers, in all these-things that I have said, Apollos and I are the ones I have used as illustrations from-which-you -can-learn so that you will not break the written advice. Because if you follow that correctly, you won’t be proud (lit. make-high your bodies) saying that you have the right to boast-about one and look-down-on/ridicule another (lit. one).” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “My siblings in believing, for your benefit I have used Apolos and myself as examples, so that you would understand by our following/obedience that it’s necessary to not go-beyond what is written in the word of God. Nobody among you should boast of any one teacher and belittle another.” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)
  • Tenango Otomi: “Listen my brothers, understand well this word I tell you about me and Apollos. I tell you this word which I make comparisons with in order that you may know that you should not do more than what word is written in the Holy Book, in that you should not elevate your teachers. And now, concerning all the teachers, all are of value. You should not say some are higher than others.” (Source: Tenango Otomi Back Translation)