complete verse (1 Corinthians 7:26)

Following are a number of back-translations of 1 Corinthians 7:26:

  • Uma: “So, here is my opinion: at this time we Kristen people are facing many sufferings, that’s why I say we should not change our everyday life in this world.” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “In my mind, it is better if people don’t take a husband or a wife. Because now we (incl.) have already many troubles.” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “It is this: Since we believers are having a very difficult time now at this time, it’s better if you don’t get married.” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “Due to the extreme difficulty that we are experiencing now and also in the future, I say that it would be good if you didn’t change your status.” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “For because of this excessive difficulty/hardship, right now I think what would be good is for a man to remain in whatever are his circumstances.” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)
  • Tenango Otomi: “According to my thinking, it is good if a man does not marry. Because the days in which we live are hard when a man has a wife.” (Source: Tenango Otomi Back Translation)