complete verse (1 Timothy 1:5)

Following are a number of back-translations of 1 Timothy 1:5:

  • Uma: “The purpose of this command of mine is that we all love each other. For God has made-holy our hearts, we know in our hearts that we are no longer guilty in his sight, and we really believe in the Lord Yesus. That’s why we can love each other.” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “That’s why I command you this because what I want is that all who trust in Isa Almasi will really love. They will really love if their livers are clean/holy and (when) they are sure in their liver that they have no fault toward God and if they really trust in Isa Almasi.” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “It is necessary that the reason why I command these things to them is so that they may hold their companions dear in their breath. We cannot hold our companions dear if God has not cleansed us from our sin. It’s necessary that the only thing we do is what we know is right. And it’s also necessary that our faith in the true doctrine is true, and then our holding our companions dear will be right.” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “Command these-things to them so that if they obey, they will have real/proper love for their companions, because the source of this love, it is the good and clean thoughts that haven’t been added-to-by/mixed-with filthiness and the from-the-heart/sincere faith.” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “Hopefully the outcome of your teaching the people there is, they will value one another. We can only do this provided sin has been removed and what is now being done is, that which we know to be good in the sight of God. And also as long as our believing/obeying is not just superficial (lit. on the beak).” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)
  • Tenango Otomi: “Reprimand those I am telling you about in order that all the believers will love one another. In order for one to love his fellowman it is necessary to separate from evil thought and to do the good he knows to do. And not just on the outside should his faith appear.” (Source: Tenango Otomi Back Translation)