complete verse (1 Corinthians 5:1)

Following are a number of back-translations of 1 Corinthians 5:1:

  • Uma: “I have heard some talking about behavior in your midst that is unseemly. There is a person who has taken-as-wife his step-parent, the wife of his father. Even people who don’t know the Lord God, none of them act like that.” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “Now, I have heard people telling that there (are some there) among you (who) do bad, man with woman. Even the people who do not follow God do not dare to do what he does. That person, they say, is one with his aunt, the former wife of his father.” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “There is that which I’ve heard, brethren, that there’s one of you whose behavior is very filthy. There is, it is said, a man there who married the wife of his father, and even the people who don’t believe in God, they don’t have any behavior as bad as that.” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “There is something I have been hearing-reported that there is reportedly (different word) someone among you who has been-doing what is excessively filthy, because he has married the second wife of his father. Even those who don’t believe in God, they aren’t doing (particle of strong rebuke) anything like that!” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “Well, here is another thing among you that I cannot allow. For the news has spread that there is reportedly a certain believer in the Lord there who is doing something not good. He is quasi-married to the wife of his father. This is really disgusting for even the people who don’t acknowledge/know God, (they) don’t do such a disgusting thing as this.” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)
  • Tenango Otomi: “Everywhere it is told about what one of our brothers did there where you live, in that he is living with his stepmother. This sin is so bad that you can see that none of the people who do not know God would ever do this.” (Source: Tenango Otomi Back Translation)