complete verse (1 Corinthians 5:6)

Following are a number of back-translations of 1 Corinthians 5:6:

  • Uma: “Do you think thus, that such behavior is good, that you are still proud? Don’t you know the words that say: ‘A little yeast makes a lot of flour rise’? That means one person who sins can wreck the harmony/fellowship of you all.” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “It does not hit-the-mark/is not right when you make yourselves great. You know hep this saying, it says, ‘A pinch of yeast (lit. for-rising) can cause the whole dough to rise.’ Those who do bad are like that yeast because if there is even only one doing bad finally the others will be influenced/carried along.” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “Why are you so puffed up? You know the proverb which says, ‘Even if there is just a little bit of yeast, it can spread to a whole basin of flour in making bread.’ And as for evil-doing, it is just like yeast; because if one acts wickedly, he also can influence a lot of his companions.” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “Your pride (lit. making-high your bodies) is bad. Don’t you know that even a little yeast/baking-powder causes-the entire mixture -to-swell?” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “That nature/way of yours of behaving-arrogantly is not good. What can you boast of when there is that disgusting behavior there? It would be good if you now remove it, or else it might spread among you. For do you not know that proverb which says, ‘A little raising-agent can cause to rise a whole bake-load of bread’?” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)
  • Tenango Otomi: “Concerning the matter of what you are doing now, now it is not possible for you to continue being proud in that you say all is correct in how you walk. Do you not know that just a little bit of leaven will leaven all the dough?” (Source: Tenango Otomi Back Translation)