complete verse (1 Corinthians 7:27)

Following are a number of back-translations of 1 Corinthians 7:27:

  • Uma: “For instance: people who are-wived should not seek a way to be separated from their wives. People who are not wived need not get married.” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “If you have already a wife, don’t divorce your wife. If you don’t have a wife, na don’t want/desire to get a wife.” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “If there is a person who has no spouse he should not look for someone to marry; but if there is also a person who has a spouse, he should not divorce.” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “You (singular) who are the man, if you (singular) have a wife, don’t divorce her, and if not, don’t look for a wife (lit. your (singular) wife).” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “If you(singular) already have an arrangement (to marry) with a woman, you do not have to back out. Or if you have no arrangement, don’t look for a woman to marry.” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)
  • Tenango Otomi: “The man who already has a wife should not decide to separate from her. But the man who does not have a wife would be better off if he does not look for a wife.” (Source: Tenango Otomi Back Translation)