complete verse (1 Corinthians 6:7)

Following are a number of back-translations of 1 Corinthians 6:7:

  • Uma: “Let’s not even talk about those who bring cases up to non-Kristen people. Even that you have quarrels among yourselves is shameful enough. That shows that you are not behaving like followers of the Lord Yesus. If someone deceives you or defrauds you, just let them, don’t take [the case] up to a judge. It’s better to be deceived! It’s better to be defrauded!” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “Why do you go wanting to be judged? That is already your mistake. It would be better for you to simply endure/be patient if there is someone doing bad to you or taking advantage of/cheating you.” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “And as for this accusing each other that you do, don’t you know that this is a sign that your trust in God is really lacking? It’s better if you don’t even fight back if someone harms you; it’s better if you lose all your possessions rather than have an accusation against your fellow believer.” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “Even your filing-cases-against-one-another, it means to say that evil has already defeated you. It would be better (strong rebuke particle) if you put-up-with someone who does wrong to you. Never-mind-if you are cheated, don’t be filing-charges.” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “I tell you that when you initiate-legal-proceedings-against your sibling in believing, therein you are like defeated already in the sight of God. What would be good is, just pass up the wrongdoing (against you) and (people’s) deceiving you.” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)
  • Tenango Otomi: “Now the quarrels you have make it apparent that you lack in some way. Why isn’t it that you endure it when someone wrongs you? Why isn’t it that you let yourselves be robbed instead of not enduring even a little bit be lost to you?” (Source: Tenango Otomi Back Translation)