complete verse (1 Corinthians 6:20)

Following are a number of back-translations of 1 Corinthians 6:20:

  • Uma: “He bought you and already paid [for you]. That’s why your body you must use to honor God.” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “You are like bought by him and he paid a high price in order for you to be freed from your sin. Therefore you should use your body to honor God.” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “Certainly you know that as for our body, that’s where dwells the Holy Spirit that God gave us. We are no longer owners of our body, but rather the one who owns us is God, because what He gave to set us free from slavery is very big. That’s why you must use your body, so that God might be made famous.” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “because there is that which he paid in order that you would become his people. Therefore use your bodies to praise God.” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “For it’s like he bought you with a far-from-ordinary amount so that you are now his people. Therefore be careful of your bodies, that everything you do be for God’s praise.” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)
  • Tenango Otomi: “Because now we are in the hand of God in that he paid for our sins. Therefore now it is necessary that we do God’s will with our bodies and with our thoughts. Because we are God’s possessions.” (Source: Tenango Otomi Back Translation)