complete verse (1 Corinthians 8:10)

Following are a number of back-translations of 1 Corinthians 8:10:

  • Uma: “My purpose is like this: For instance some of us say you have clear hearts, we say it’s nothing/no-problem to eat food that has been offered to idols. So, for instance we really do go eat in an idol worship house. And one of our friends sees us eating there. But that friend of ours, his heart is still uncertain whether we can eat that food or not. So, since he sees us, he also becomes brave to eat that food.” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “For example, there is a companion of yours (plural) who sees you (plural) eating in a house for worshiping the idols. You know that their gods/idols are not true ones and you don’t worship them but that companion of yours is not knowledgeable of this/unaware of this. So then perhaps he imitates you and he also goes there and eats even though he thinks/says it is a sin if he does that.” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “For example, if there’s one of our companions and he doesn’t understand yet what is right, as for us who by contrast already understand, he sees us eating there in a house where that false god is worshipped, he’ll be influenced and he will also join in eating. However, his thinking will be caused to sin because he supposes that the thing which is worshipped there is something that is truly to be worshipped.” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “For-example, you (singular) whose understanding of this is correct, if you (singular) are eating in an idol’s temple and a person who still thinks that’s a sin sees you (singular), will not his mind be strengthened to join-in-eating, even though he thinks it’s a sin?” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “For if supposing you(singular), whose understanding of these things is reportedly big, are joining in a feast in the worship house of a pretend god, and you are seen by someone whose understanding is still lacking, will he not copy you and also eat that which was sacrificed to that pretend god, in the doing of which, in his mind, it’s like he is worshipping that pretend one?” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)
  • Tenango Otomi: “What if your brother should see you eat at an idol’s temple. Now you know that it is nothing if you eat what is eaten there. But your brother who faith is not strong will be encouraged to eat what was sacrificed to idols.” (Source: Tenango Otomi Back Translation)