complete verse (1 Corinthians 9:21)

Following are a number of back-translations of 1 Corinthians 9:21:

  • Uma: “When I carry the Good News to people who don’t know the Law of Musa, I behave like people who don’t follow the Law of Musa, so that many of them I can bring to Kristus. (But let it not be said that I don’t follow God’s commands. I always submit to the commands of Kristus.)” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “If I am together with people who are not Yahudi, I do not follow the customs of the Yahudi. That is what I follow the customs of the people who are not Yahudi in order that I can persuade them to trust in Isa Almasi. Even when I don’t follow the religious law of the Yahudi, I still follow God’s law because I follow the commands of Isa Almasi.” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “And among the people who are not Jews, if they are the ones who are my companions, then I no longer again carry out the Law that the Jews observe because I carry out the customs of those people who aren’t Jews so that I might influence them and they might believe in Jesus. I have not given up the commands of God because I fulfill the commands of Christ.” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “If by-contrast those whom I am teaching are Gentiles who do not follow the law of the Jews, I don’t follow that law either so that I will have a way to persuade them. But it doesn’t mean to say that I don’t obey God’s law, because I indeed obey the command of Cristo.” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “Well when I’m with people who are not Jews, who are not under the jurisdiction of these laws that God entrusted to Moises, I also am like a person who is not a Jew who is not under the jurisdiction of the law, so that I may also draw-them-to-myself/win-their-confidence. This does not mean that I don’t take God’s laws seriously, because I do indeed obey everything that Cristo has commanded.” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)
  • Tenango Otomi: “When I live where there are people who do not know the law which Moses wrote, I do like they do in order that perhaps I win their hearts over to believing in Christ. But I do not want to say that I am saying that I do not follow God’s law, rather I do follow the law Christ spoke.” (Source: Tenango Otomi Back Translation)