complete verse (1 Corinthians 8:8)

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

  • Uma: “Actually, food doesn’t bring-us-close to God or separate us from God. If we eat it, we aren’t fortunate/blessed. If we don’t eat it, neither do we lose/suffer-loss.” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “But it is not hep ones/our (dual) food that carries/influences/takes one along to God. There is no food that if one does not eat it decreases ones goodness in God’s sight or if one eats it increases ones goodness in God’s sight.” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “Now as for us (incl.), we know that it is not what we eat or what we don’t eat that pleases God, because if we eat meat, that has no value to God, and if we don’t eat meat, it’s just the same.” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “It is true, granted, that what we eat is not the reason that God is pleased with us. Neither is our fellowship-with God improved or ruined on account of what we eat or don’t eat.” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “Admittedly it’s not on account of food that God is pleased with us. We won’t lose anything if we don’t eat this food, and neither is there anything good that can be given to us if we do eat food like that.” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)
  • Tenango Otomi: “Now God is not concerned about whether we eat or do not eat things. But if we eat, we should not say we are doing better. If we do not eat, likewise we should not say we are doing wrong.” (Source: Tenango Otomi Back Translation)