complete verse (1 Corinthians 6:13)

Following are a number of back-translations of 1 Corinthians 6:13:

  • Uma: “Some of you also say: ‘Food is for putting in our stomach, and the stomach is for putting food in. And in the future God will discard it all.’ Do you think thus, that it doesn’t matter what we do with our bodies? Do you think that God made our bodies in order to behave wrongly with others’ wives or with unmarried women? Our bodies we are to use to do the Lord’s desire. He is the Lord of our bodies.” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “Perhaps there are also others there who say, ‘Food is made to be put into the stomach and the stomach is made to put food into.’ That is true, but we (dual) should not think that we (dual) have to indulge the desire of our (dual) body. In the future there will be no use for the stomach and food therefore God will destroy both. Don’t say that we (dual)/one will just commit fornication-adultery because that is what our (dual)/one’s body wants. Because God did not make our (dual) bodies so that we (dual) use it for fornication-adultery but so that we (incl.) could praise Isa Almasi and could work for him. And Isa Almasi also takes care of our (dual) bodies.” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “And if there is also someone who says that the reason God made our stomachs is so that they might be filled with food, now that’s true also. But there will be a time in the future when our stomach will have no purpose, and there will no longer be any purpose for food because in the future, God is going to remove the use of these things. Our bodies are just like that also, because it’s not possible for us to use our bodies in order to satisfy our desires with a person who is not our spouse, because God did not create our bodies so that we might perform filthy activities, but rather He made them so that by means of these, He might be praised. And in the same way also, by means of our Lord Jesus, our bodies in the future will be made immortal.” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “There are also some who say, ‘Food was made so that the stomach would have a use, and the stomach, it was made so that food would have a use.’ That’s true, but in a future day, God will end (lit. boundary) the use of them both. But it’s not true that our bodies were made to sleep-with someone who is not our spouse. Because our bodies were made so we would use them to serve the Lord Jesus, while the Lord Jesus, he cares-for our bodies.” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “Someone else may say, ‘As for food, it just gets put in the stomach, and the stomach has no other purpose than having food put into it. Therefore if we are hungry, of course we eat. After all, the day will come when God will remove food, and our stomachs too for they’ll have no more use. It’s just the same with our body. Why should we not indulge its desire to have-casual-sexual-relations with whoever is also willing? After all, the day will come when our body will also be removed, along with its desires.’ But that is definitely not good. Because the purpose of our bodies is not immoral-behavior with one not our spouse. But rather the purpose is to praise the Lord with them. And the Lord is for the benefit of our bodies.” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)
  • Tenango Otomi: “It is true what is said, that concerning what a person eats, it goes to his stomach. Concerning the stomach of a person, it is there to contain what is eaten. But these two words now, God will cause there will be an end to it. But we cannot say our bodies are here to commit adultery. Rather a person’s body is here to do the Lord’s work. Concerning the Lord, he strengthens our bodies.” (Source: Tenango Otomi Back Translation)