complete verse (1 Corinthians 7:30)

Following are a number of back-translations of 1 Corinthians 7:30:

  • Uma: “People who weep, don’t keep thinking about their sorrow. People who are happy, don’t keep thinking about their happiness. People who buy anything, don’t keep thinking about their stuff.” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “Likewise also the ones grieving, they should not continually think of their grief. The glad ones, they should not continually think about their happiness. The ones buying also they should not consider what they have bought as if it was theirs.” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “And in the same way also, that person is sorrowful, he should act as if he had nothing to be sorry about. And the same way also, that person who has a reason for happiness, he should act as if he had no reason for happiness. And also, those people who are engaged in buying, they must not set their hearts on what they buy, but rather they must think of those things as not theirs.” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “The ones who are sad and happy, they should not be-distracted by their sadness and happiness. The one also who buys, he should consider what he buys to not belong to him.” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “Like that also, don’t make grief, happiness, or livelihood a hindrance to your serving the Lord.” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)
  • Tenango Otomi: “The people who are living in sadness do not now have time to cry. The people who live happily, do not now have time to laugh. The people who have things they want to buy, now do not have time to buy what they need.” (Source: Tenango Otomi Back Translation)