complete verse (1 Corinthians 4:17)

Following are a number of back-translations of 1 Corinthians 4:17:

  • Uma: “So, I am purposely sending Timotius to meet with you. Timotius, I consider him my own son whom I love, who is faithful [lit., stays] in the Lord’s work. When he arrives, he will remind you how my behavior in following Kristus is, like what I teach all Kristen people in every village I go to.” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “This is the reason why I told Timoteo to go there so that you will know/be able to copy my behavior. I love him and he is like my son because I influenced him to trust in Isa Almasi. He is really trustworthy. He will remind you as to how the behavior of people following Almasi should be. Like that is also my behavior since I followed Isa Almasi. And that is also what I teach to the ones trusting in Isa in the places I go to.” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “Therefore, I am sending Timothy to you; he is my dear son who is very faithful to the commands of the Lord. He will teach you my customs, and these are the things that are good for a believer in Christ to do. And these are also the things that I teach believers in every town.” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “This is the reason I sent Timoteo to help you to do that. He is one whom I consider my much-loved child who is also faithful in serving the Lord Jesus. He will remind you of the way-of-life I am following because of my faith in Cristo Jesus which is the way-of-life that I am also teaching in the congregations in all the towns.” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “Well, because of this desire of mine that you be able to copy my nature/ways, I sent Timoteo to you, he whom I really hold dear and whom I regard also as like my child in believing. He is faithful in his following/obeying the Lord and he is the one who will remind you of my nature/ways in my following/obeying the Lord. Obedience like this is also what I teach to believers in all the places I go to.” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)
  • Tenango Otomi: “Therefore I am sending Timothy there in order to tell you how it is that you should walk. This man is one whom I love as though he were my son because he believes well in Jesus Christ. Concerning how I walk in following Jesus Christ, he will tell you about this. Like the work I teach people wherever the believers gather, just like that he will tell you.” (Source: Tenango Otomi Back Translation)