complete verse (1 Timothy 1:16)

Following are a number of back-translations of 1 Timothy 1:16:

  • Uma: “Yet that is the reason that God loved me, so that in the life of me whose sins are the most, Yesus Kristus could show how long his patience is. So in my life the love of the Lord became/is very clear, with the result that I am an example to all people who come afterwards, so that they too will believe in Yesus and get good life forever.” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “But even though like that is my sin I was really pitied/shown mercy by God and I was forgiven by him so that Isa Almasi can show to people that he really is steadfast/perseveres towards sinners (meaning he doesn’t give up). He made me an example/object-lesson to the people who will trust in him in the future and they will be given life without end.” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “In spite of that, God pitied me just the same so that by means of His overlooking my wickedness, Jesus Christ might show that He is very patient. He revealed this so that this might be understood by all people who will believe in Him in the future, and He will give life without end.” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “And this is the very reason that God was merciful to me, so that Cristo Jesus would have-a-way to show his inexhaustible patience to me who am the worst sinner. He did that in order that that’s what the people who would believe in him in a future day (lit. addition of days) and receive life that has no end would-have-as-the-basis-for-their-thinking.” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “Yes indeed, he gave me his grace so that, through his pity for me who am the epitome of sinners, the big-size would be comprehended of the meekness/patience of this Jesu-Cristo. For he made me an illustration, so that people would comprehend that they too, it’s possible/acceptable for them to believe in him, and that they also can have life which is without ending.” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)
  • Tenango Otomi: “But God was merciful to me in order that it would be known that Jesus Christ was patient with all I did to him: and overflowing was my sin. Thus is seen that all other people will also be forgiven by God if they will believe in Christ, then they will be given the new life forever.” (Source: Tenango Otomi Back Translation)