complete verse (1 Corinthians 7:36)

Following are a number of back-translations of 1 Corinthians 7:36:

  • Uma: “For instance an unmarried-man is engaged to an unmarried-woman. The man says, it isn’t fitting if he never marries his fiancee, for his fiancee is getting older and older. So, if he really wants to get-married [wived], they should get-married [they should couple], it is not a sin.” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “Now, this is about unmarried girls that will soon be-past-the-age-when-girls-normally-get-married. (la’unan) If her parent says/thinks that it is not right if she is not married and the girl also would like to have a husband, na, then she should be caused to get married. Her parent does not sin.” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “If there is a man, and he has a virgin daughter who is already of age and that daughter is having a hard time because her father will not allow her to marry, it would be better if he allowed her to marry if she wants to, because that is no sin.” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “Now concerning also the man who has a child who has already become-a-young-lady, and he thinks it improper that he forbid her from being-married, it’s-OK if he gives-her -in-marriage if that’s what he thinks is the right-thing for him to do. That’s not a sin.” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “But if there is a man who has an arrangement (to marry) with a woman, but he thinks maybe it would be his sin if he went through with their arrangement, it would be good if he does indeed go through with it, especially if it’s hard for him to control himself. It’s indeed not his sin if they marry.” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)
  • Tenango Otomi: “Now I want to say a word to men who have daughters and now there has arrived the days to marry. If the man thinks that it is not good to have marriage by-pass his daughter, then he can give her in marriage. Because marriage is not sinful.” (Source: Tenango Otomi Back Translation)