complete verse (1 Timothy 1:1)

Following are a number of back-translations of 1 Timothy 1:1:

  • Uma: “This letter is from me Paulus, apostle [messenger] of Kristus Yesus. I became his apostle according to the command of God the King who lifts us from the punishment of our sins, and according to the command of Kristus Yesus, who is our hope.” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “This letter is from me, Paul. I was commissioned by Isa Almasi to proclaim his message. I was commissioned by the command of God who is the one who saves/rescues us (incl.) and also by the command of Isa Almasi, the one who is our (incl.) hope/expectation.” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “As for you, Timothy, who are like my own son because of your faith in Christ, I am writing to you. I am Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ, which is to say, I am his servant. I was made an apostle by means of the command of God who is the One who delivered us from punishment, and by means of the command of Jesus Christ. He is the one whom we can trust. May God our Father and our Lord Jesus Christ show you kindness and show you mercy and give you a peaceful situation.” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “I am Pablo who am an apostle of Cristo Jesus, because that is what was commanded by God who saves us and by Cristo Jesus whom we hope/expect will do all we are waiting for.” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “Son (term of affection) Timoteo, there-(with-you) is my letter, I who am Pablo who am an apostle (glossary item) of Jesu-Cristo. This apostleship of mine, it was commanded by God the Father who is the source of our salvation, and Cristo Jesus whom we are trusting/relying-on, he being the strength/pledge of our assurance of salvation in the future.” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)
  • Tenango Otomi: “I am Paul, Jesus Christ’s representative. Those who appointed me are God, the Savior, and the Lord Jesus Christ. And we know that because of Jesus Christ there will be all that we are waiting for.” (Source: Tenango Otomi Back Translation)