complete verse (1 Timothy 2:3)

Following are a number of back-translations of 1 Timothy 2:3:

  • Uma: “Praying like that is good, and is liked by God the King who lifts us.” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “When/if we (incl.) pray to God like this, it is good and God, the one who saves us (incl.), is pleased.” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “The reason I beg this is because prayer like this is good. This is what God our Saviour wants.” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “Because it’s good if we do that and moreover that’s what pleases/satisfies God who saves us.” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “Prayer like this is good and pleases God who is the origin of our salvation.” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)
  • Tenango Otomi: “It is necessary that we pray for all people because this is what God looks well upon, he who is our Savior.” (Source: Tenango Otomi Back Translation)