complete verse (1 Corinthians 7:3)

Following are a number of back-translations of 1 Corinthians 7:3:

  • Uma: “It isn’t good if a man keeps-distant-from his wife or a woman keeps-distant-from her husband, so that they no longer sleep together. A man must fulfill the marriage custom to his wife, so also the wife to her husband. Each must fulfill the custom to the other.” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “And the married couples they should follow the wishes of their husbands or wives. It is not good if the man does not lie with his wife or if the wife does not want her husband to lie with her.” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “And as for you married couples, it is necessary for you to sleep together. It’s not good if a man will not sleep with his wife, or if a woman still not sleep with her husband.” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “You (singular) who are the man, you (singular) must fulfill your (singular) obligations to your (singular) wife, and so also you (singular) who are the woman so that both of you will be satisfied.” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “And now, concerning the way/habit of a married-couple, it’s necessary that the man be compliant with his wife, and the woman with her husband.” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)
  • Tenango Otomi: “The man must live well with his wife. In the same way, the woman must live well with her husband.” (Source: Tenango Otomi Back Translation)