complete verse (1 Corinthians 7:11)

Following are a number of back-translations of 1 Corinthians 7:11:

  • Uma: “But if she is already separated from him, she is not to get married again. If not that [i.e., if she doesn’t like that], she should return to her husband. And a husband also is not to separate from his wife.” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “But if there is a woman who has left her husband she should not marry a different man or she should go back to her husband and be reconciled with him. A man also should not divorce his wife.” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “Now as for you married couples, I also have a word for you. This is not just my advice to you, but rather it is a command of our Lord. It is: as for woman, she must not divorce her husband; and a man, he must not divorce his spouse. However, if there is a woman who has already divorced her husband, it is not possible that she get married again. It is possible for them to come back together.” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “But if she leaves-him, she must continue to be-alone/single or return to her husband. As for the man also, he must not divorce his wife.” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “But if she does separate-from/divorce, it’s necessary to continue in her unmarried state. If she doesn’t want to stay single, she must return to her husband. And it’s also a command to the men, you are not to separate-from/divorce your wife.” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)
  • Tenango Otomi: “But if a woman has already separated from her husband, it is necessary that she not marry again. Or better, she should live with her husband again. In like manner the man too should not separate from his wife.” (Source: Tenango Otomi Back Translation)