complete verse (1 Timothy 1:9)

Following are a number of back-translations of 1 Timothy 1:9:

  • Uma: “In order that our use [of it] be true, we must remember the purpose of the Law of Musa. The Law of Musa was not made for people whose behavior is upright. Its purpose is to forbid/stop people who transgress laws and people who are rebellious, who don’t submit to God, who sin, who don’t regard/pay-attention-to religion, who just follow the happiness of the world, who murder their mother or their father, and other murderers.” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “Because we/one (dual) ought to understand that the law is not hep given to straight/righteous people but to/for people who transgress/break the law and (to) the people who do not follow/obey instruction/teaching, people not afraid of God and sinners. It is also given to people who do not honor/respect God and just mock/make-fun-of God, to people who kill their mother-father or their fellow humans. The law of God is given for these ones.” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “However this was not commanded in order to forbid righteous people from acting, rather, it was commanded in order to forbid from acting transgressors, those who are not faithful, those who will not believe in God, criminals, wicked people, and those who do not respect God, those who kill their mother and father, murderers,” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “We ought to be-able-to-understand that it is not the righteous person who is the reason for the making of the law but rather the bad person like these: the one who habitually-breaks laws and doesn’t submit-to (lit. cause-himself-to-be-ruled-by) those who have authority, the one who refuses to worship God and the sinner, the not religious (loan relihioso) and the one who belittles/mocks that which concerns God, the one who kills his father or his mother and the one who kills his fellow person,” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “Let us consider that God gave his laws, not because of those who do good, but rather because of those who do evil. People like these, (they are those who) don’t acknowledge the law, the disobedient, those who don’t acknowledge God and his will is far from their mind/inner-being, and who belittle things which are far-from-ordinary in his sight. The laws are also necessary because of the ones who kill their parents and their fellowman,” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)
  • Tenango Otomi: “For the people who do good, there isn’t any law that can judge them. The law was written in order to judge the lawbreakers. It judges the disobedient. It judges the evil people, those who sin. It judges the people who do not honor God and do not believe. It judges the people who kill fathers, mothers, and fellow men.” (Source: Tenango Otomi Back Translation)