complete verse (1 Timothy 1:2)

Following are a number of back-translations of 1 Timothy 1:2:

  • Uma: “This letter I send to you Timotius, whom I consider my own child for our faith in Kristus Yesus is the same. I call-out to God the Father and to Kristus Yesus our Lord that he bless you, show you his love and give you goodness of life [i.e., peace, well-being].” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “I am sending this letter there to you, Timoteo, because you are already like my true child because I taught you to trust Isa Almasi. May our (incl.) Father God and Isa Almasi our (incl.) Leader/Lord always take-care-of you. May they also pity/have-mercy-on you and cause-peace in your liver.” (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: “Here is my letter to you (singular) Timoteo whom I count/consider as my true child in faith. May you (singular) have mercy/grace/kindness (henceforth mercy/grace) and peace that come from God our Father and Cristo Jesus our Lord.” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “I really regard you, Timoteo, as like I myself fathered you, not through blood but through believing. I pray that hopefully with you always is the grace/mercy, kind/pitying help and peace of mind/inner-being which God the Father and our Lord/Chief Jesu-Cristo give.” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)
  • Tenango Otomi: “Listen Timothy, I greet you. When I think of you, it is as though you were really my son. Because it was I who caused you to believe the word you now believe. I want that God our Father and our Lord Jesus Christ will bless you and be merciful to you and will put peace in your heart.” (Source: Tenango Otomi Back Translation)