complete verse (1 Corinthians 9:22)

Following are a number of back-translations of 1 Corinthians 9:22:

  • Uma: “When I am with those whose faith is not-yet strong, I behave like they do, so that I can help them to follow Kristus. To/for all people I purposely change my behavior, so that if there is any way at all, I must bring them to Kristus, even though only just a few of them.” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “If I am together with those whose trust in Isa Almasi is not strong, I cause myself to be the same as they are, in order that I may influence them (that) their trusting will become strong. All kinds of people that I preach to I make myself like them in order that I can persuade some of them to trust in Isa Almasi in order that they will be saved.” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “And as for those believers who do not have proper understanding, I become like them and I do not insist on what I want so that by means of me, their faith might be strengthened. And for every one that I teach the word of God to, I look for a way which is fitting to them so that I might influence them and they might come to believe in Jeuss.” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “If moreover I am with people whose faith is not yet mature, I adapt my behavior to them in order to persuade them to believe properly. Therefore all kinds of people, I do my best (lit. my ability) to adapt myself to them in order that I may persuade some of them to believe.” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “Well when it’s those whose belief is weak that I am teaching, who still have lots of taboos, I go along with them so that I might strengthen their belief. As long as it’s not contrary to what God has said I really do go along with everyone in whatever they do so that, hopefully, there will be those I might cause to be saved from the punishment for their sins.” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)
  • Tenango Otomi: “When I live where there are believers whose faith is not strong, I do like they do in order to strengthen their faith. I have done just like the people do where I speak the word in order that perhaps it will be that some of their souls will be saved.” (Source: Tenango Otomi Back Translation)