complete verse (1 Corinthians 7:23)

Following are a number of back-translations of 1 Corinthians 7:23:

  • Uma: “God bought you, he already paid [for you]. Don’t any longer follow the desires of mankind.” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “You were redeemed by God from your master sin and he redeemed you for a high price. Therefore don’t become slaves to people but become slaves to God.” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “What God gave to set us free from slavery is very precious; therefore, it’s necessary that we don’t just become disciples of a mere man, but rather we must be disciples of the Lord.” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “There is that which God paid in order that you would become his people, so don’t be permitting mere people to distract/turn-you -aside from your serving him.” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “Really with a far-from-ordinary amount God like bought you so that you are now his people. Therefore what’s necessary is that you don’t enslave yourselves to your fellowman but rather just to God.” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)
  • Tenango Otomi: “Now we are in the hand of Christ, he who paid for our sins. Now our boss is not a mere person.” (Source: Tenango Otomi Back Translation)