complete verse (1 Corinthians 6:16)

Following are a number of back-translations of 1 Corinthians 6:16:

  • Uma: “Don’t you know, a person who is friends with [euphemism] a loose one actually becomes one-body connected with that loose one? For in the Holy Book is written like this: ‘ When a man and woman couple [word used of marrying, having sexual union], the two of them become just like one-person.'” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “Don’t you don’t know that if a man lies with a bad woman they are one body already? For it is written in the holy-book, it says, ‘If a man and a woman lie with each other they are one body.'” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “Certainly you know that a man who sleeps with a woman whose activity is filthy, their two bodies become just one body. Because there is a written word of God about a man and a woman who are married which says, ‘As for those two, they become just one body.'” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “Don’t you know that if a man sleeps-with a woman like that, they become one body? Because there is that which God caused-to-be-written which says, ‘The two, they will become one.'” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “Do you not know that the one who avails himself of (lit. trespasses on) a woman like that, they become one body-entity? Because it says in the writings, ‘The two of them, they are now one body-entity.'” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)
  • Tenango Otomi: “You know that when a man, upon going with a woman who is a prostitute, they being two people can be said to be one person only, because their lives come together. It is written in the Holy Book the word which says: ‘Two persons who marry become of one body because their lives join.'” (Source: Tenango Otomi Back Translation)