complete verse (1 Timothy 1:4)

Following are a number of back-translations of 1 Timothy 1:4:

  • Uma: “Forbid/Stop them so that they no longer continually think about false/lying stories and genealogies [lit., accounts of family-relations] that have no end. For people who continually think about those stories and accounts just continually argue, they do not follow God’s intention/purpose that we know from our faith in him.” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “Command them to stop telling the stories (fictitious) simply made by men. And they also ought to stop always telling stories about the names of the many generations of their ancestors. Because of those stories the result will be they will only argue. That will not be-able-to-help them so that they can obey/follow the will of God. But that is what is able to help them, their trust in Isa Almasi.” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “and they must stop studying mistaken histories and long histories of the ancestors of people. For if this is what they are studying, they will just argue about what is right. It is not possible that by means of this we can know what God causes us to understand by means of faith.” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “Command (them) also that they not always be thinking about the tales of people long ago and the very-long lists of names of ancestors, because (things) like those are only a cause-of-people’s -quarrelling. They contribute-no -help toward the fulfilling of God’s plan, because our knowing and following God’s plan, it is through our faith.” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “And tell them not to be always bothering/busy with those stories of theirs which have no truth and those thousands of listed-names of ancestors and their descendants which fascinate them. That is just where they get conflicts, not at all where they can get what can help them in their serving the Lord. Really only our belief and trust in the Lord is where this which can help can be gotten.” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)
  • Tenango Otomi: “Tell them that they no longer teach just stories. Because now there isn’t an end to their teaching about what the ancient people did long ago. But these words only have arguments accompanying them, nothing good comes from them. Concerning the good teaching which accompanies our faith, that is what God wants that we teach the people.” (Source: Tenango Otomi Back Translation)