complete verse (1 Timothy 1:18)

Following are a number of back-translations of 1 Timothy 1:18:

  • Uma: “Timotius my child! Follow these commands that I put-down for you. Remember the words of the religion leaders who fired-up your heart and admonished you. Their advice you [should] use-as-your-necklace always [i.e., remember it and live by it], so that you are strong to work the work that you have to do, like a soldier that is bold to wage-war.” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “Na, Timoteo, my child. This is what I instruct you (to do): remember what was foretold about you by the people who were caused to speak God’s word (prophesied). Remember those words and do very well the work given to you by God and enemy everything which is evil.” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “Now as for you, Timothy my son, I charge you to teach this which I have said to the people. This is in keeping with the prophecy long ago about you. And I charge you also that, according to that prophecy, you strengthen your soldiering because of Jesus Christ.” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “This that I have commanded/instructed you (singular), Timoteo my child, it is indeed also in-accordance-with what was prophesied previously concerning you (singular). Don’t be forgetting that-aforementioned prophecy so that you (singular) will become-courageous to fight all that is evil.” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “Timoteo, who is like my son, I am instructing you in accordance with what was said by the people in the past concerning you which was put in their minds by the Lord. Always remember those things which were said, because provided you follow/obey them, that’s what strengthens you in your far-from-ordinary fighting against evil.” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)
  • Tenango Otomi: “Listen my son Timothy, this word I tell you to do meets with the word God put in the mind of the prophets in the days gone by, those men who spoke about what work you would do. Concerning this word I command you now, because of it be strengthened so that you do all the work God gave you to do. Have your faith firmed (made firm). Don’t let evil conquer you.” (Source: Tenango Otomi Back Translation)