complete verse (1 Corinthians 7:22)

Following are a number of back-translations of 1 Corinthians 7:22:

  • Uma: “Whether we are a slave or have become free, it’s just the same in God’s sight. For a slave whom God has called to believe on the Lord Yesus, he has become free from sin because of his connection with the Lord. So also a noble whom God has called to believe in the Lord Yesus, he is also a slave of Kristus.” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “If there is a slave who follows Isa Almasi, even though he is a slave, the truth is he is a free person in the sight of Almasi. Likewise even if a person was not a slave when he first followed Almasi, Almasi considers him his slave.” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “If you were a slave when you were made a believer in the Lord, He looks at you as if you were not a slave. And likewise even if we (incl.) are not slaves, if we are believers in the Lord, we are Christ’s slaves just the same.” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “Because if you (singular) were a slave when you (singular) were called to be joined to the Lord Jesus, remember that he set-you (singular) -free from sin to serve him. And if you (singular) are not a slave of people, remember that you (singular) became Cristo’s slave when you (singular) believed in him.” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “For even if you(singular) are a slave, provided you have truly believed/obeyed Cristo, you now belong to the Lord who has given you far-from-ordinary salvation. And the person who wasn’t a slave when God put it in his mind, it’s like he has become a slave, for he is now a servant of Cristo.” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)
  • Tenango Otomi: “But the person who was a worker and now believes should know that before the face, the eye of God, he is now a companion with Christ.” (Source: Tenango Otomi Back Translation)