complete verse (1 Corinthians 7:34)

Following are a number of back-translations of 1 Corinthians 7:34:

  • Uma: “with the result that his heart is divided [lit., branched]. So also is the difference between the woman who is married [husbanded] and the one who is not married [husbanded]. The woman who is not married [husbanded] or an unmarried-girl keeps thinking about the Lord, for her desire is to live completely for the Lord. But the woman who is married [husbanded], she also thinks about this world, wanting to make her husband happy.” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “Therefore there are two things that he thinks about, how he should please God and how he should please his wife. Likewise also a woman who doesn’t have a husband, that is what she only thinks about to work for God and what she should do so that God will be pleased with her. She gives herself wholeheartedly to God. But a woman who has a husband, that is what she thinks about her work for her family because she wants that her husband is pleased with her.” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “And because of this he’s always thinking about two things, and these things cannot agree. In the same way also, the woman who has no spouse, all she’s thinking about is what God wants. She give her breath and her strength so that God might be pleased. However, if she has a husband, she is aways thinking about the problems here on the earth, so that she might please her husband.” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “so his thoughts are divided/shared. So also with the young-lady and the woman who now-has-no husband. She can concentrate her thoughts on her serving the Lord Jesus, because she has no other purpose/motive except (lit. if not) the continual offering of her body and mind to him. But the woman who is married, she thinks about their life on this earth and about what makes-her husband -happy.” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “Therefore his hard-effort is divided. Like that also is the woman who no longer has a husband and those still unmarried. She can attend to the Lord’s will so that she can dedicate/secure herself, body and mind/inner-being, as really the Lord’s. But the woman who is married, she has to attend also to the things in this world, as to how she can please her husband.” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)
  • Tenango Otomi: “Like this is the woman too. The girl who is not married sets her heart to do Christ’s work. The same for her body and for her thoughts, she has committed to God to do his work. But the girl who now is married sets her heart on doing the work there is here in this world, because she wants her husband to look well upon her.” (Source: Tenango Otomi Back Translation)