complete verse (1 Timothy 2:15)

Following are a number of back-translations of 1 Timothy 2:15:

  • Uma: “That’s why women endure suffering in their childbearing. But even so, they will get goodness [often means salvation] if they keep believing in the Lord, keep loving others, and live holy according to good customs.” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “But women are saved in their giving-birth-to-(children) if their trust in Isa Almasi is steadfast and if they love their companions and their liver is clean. And their behavior ought to be good.” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “But inspite of that, women can be freed from punishment just the same by means of bearing children if they not let go of their faith and their holding their companions dear, and doing what God wants them to do, and their arranging properly all of their behavior.” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “This is the reason that women are hardshipped in giving-birth, but they will be saved nevertheless provided they continue to believe and to love their companions and follow a holy way-of-life while at the same time they exercise-carefulness/prudence in what they are doing.” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “But even though it’s like this now, that women are under the curse of God, they will indeed by saved without mishap when giving birth, provided they hold fast to their belief, value their fellowman and put far away all sin, and live a life of self control.” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)
  • Tenango Otomi: “But the woman will save her soul if she does the work given her by God in raising children. It is just that she must have faith, love her fellowman, live good. She must not be proud.” (Source: Tenango Otomi Back Translation)