complete verse (1 Corinthians 7:12)

Following are a number of back-translations of 1 Corinthians 7:12:

  • Uma: “Continuing on, to [you] other relatives, here are my words–these are my words, I don’t have a command from the Lord: if there is a Kristen man who has a wife who is not a Kristen, yet his wife wants to stay with him, he is not to separate from her.” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “Na, to you the others, I also have something to say to you and these words are just from me, not from Isa Almasi. For example there is a married couple, the man trusts already Isa Almasi but his wife does not, if his wife still wants to be one with him, na, he shall not divorce his wife.” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “And as for you others, I have a command for you (this is only my command, because our Lord Jesus did not command this long ago). It is: if there is a man who is a believer and he has a wife who is not a believer, and that wife does not wish that they divorce, it’s not possible that the man divorce his wife.” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “As for you married-couples also where one believes and his/her spouse does not, this is what I tell you. This isn’t a command of the Lord Jesus, because he said nothing about this. If the one who doesn’t believe agrees that they continue as a married-couple, the believer should not divorce/separate-from him/her.” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “There is also something else I will say to the rest. This (that I’ll say), (it’s) not the Lord who said (it), but I myself. If there is a man who is a believer who is married to an unbeliever, but the one who isn’t a believer wants the marriage to continue, good if he doesn’t separate-from/divorce her.” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)
  • Tenango Otomi: “There are more words I want to tell you. But what I want to say here has not been said before by the Lord. Concerning my brothers who are men, and if their wives are not believers but still their wives look well upon continuing to live with the husband, then the man should not separate from his wife.” (Source: Tenango Otomi Back Translation)