complete verse (1 Timothy 2:9)

Following are a number of back-translations of 1 Timothy 2:9:

  • Uma: “So also women. Women must use clothing that is appropriate, following good customs. Not doing-up-fancy their clothes to be praised by others, not doing-up-in-many-ways their hair, not decorating themselves with gold or pearls and expensive clothes.” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “And what I want also is that the women, their behavior ought to be good. Their clothes ought to be fitting/right for good/decent women. Their causing themselves to look nice should be moderate/just enough (sarang-sarang), they should not overdo fixing their hair or in using jewelry and pearls and expensive clothes. Because her dressing-up doesn’t make a woman beautiful” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “And as for the women also, they must use their clothing properly. They must not show off, but rather they must know how to be ashamed. Their making their heads beautiful by means of their hair must not be in excess. They must not use expensive things like gold and pearl beads and expensive clothing,” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “As for the women also, they should wear not expensive (not refers only to expensive, not to well-fitting) and well-fitting/appropriate clothes that are suited to them. They also should not overdo the fancifying of their hair and their putting-on of valuable earrings and necklaces and other-things like these that are made of gold or other expensive-(materials). Because what they ought to be thinking-about, it is not how-they -will-demonstrate their beauty,” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “And the women also, hopefully they are making a habit of good, knowing how to dress properly and fix their hair, but not to make numerous the expensive decorations of their body like gold, expensive beads, and expensive clothes just to cause themselves to be looked at and be spoken well of by others.” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)
  • Tenango Otomi: “The women must not be proud when they adorn themselves. They must not fix their hair in a vain way. They must not wear clothing in a vain way, with expensive clothes. They must not be vain and put on gold or pearls. Rather they should dress like good people who do not act vain.” (Source: Tenango Otomi Back Translation)