complete verse (1 Corinthians 8:7)

Following are a number of back-translations of 1 Corinthians 8:7:

  • Uma: “But even though it is like that, not all Kristen people’s hearts are clear like that. There are some who worshipped idols before they became Kristen people, and even to this time if they see food that has been offered to idols, they say in their heart: ‘That is an offering to an idol!’ So, if they eat that food, in their heart they feel like they have sinned, for their heart is still uncertain.” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “But there are (some) of our (incl.) fellow trusters in Isa Almasi who don’t know yet that the idols don’t have any power. Because they were formerly used to those idols, therefore if they now eat food that was given to the idols they think-mistakenly that they are still included in worshiping those idols. Then they are troubled in their thinking; they think-mistakenly (that) they sinned already if they happen to eat food (that was) given to the idols.” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “However, there are some of our fellow believers who do not realize that false gods have no power over them, and it’s very difficult for them to abandon the beliefs which were left behind for them about these false gods. And if they eat food which has been offered, the thing that sticks in their mind is that they have joined in the worship of a false god. And because of this, their breath becomes bad (they feel guilty) because they suppose mistakenly that they have sinned because they have eaten meat which has been offered to a false god.” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “But there are companions of ours who believe whose understanding of this is not yet correct, because they were accustomed to worshipping idols, so when they eat what has been offered to idols, they still consider that they are joining-in-worshipping them. The result is, they feel dirty, because they still think that what they are doing is not right.” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “But it’s not all believers who understand this. For there are some who mistakenly-think that these pretend gods are true/real for that’s what they were born into (lit. awakened to). And because they were very used to worshipping these things in the past, that’s why up till now, if they join in a feast at the worship house of the pretend ones, in their mind/inner-being, they are again worshipping a god which has reality. Therefore, because their minds have not yet comprehended that there is no reality to these pretend ones, they will be dragged into trespassing on what their mind/inner-being forbids them to do.” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)
  • Tenango Otomi: “But not all our brothers understand well about this matter. These people have customarily worshipped the idols. Therefore now in that their faith is not strong, in their thoughts when they eat meat which was killed to sacrifice to idols, they think they are committing a sin.” (Source: Tenango Otomi Back Translation)