complete verse (1 Timothy 3:1)

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

  • Uma: “Very true are the words that say like this: a person who wants to be a religion leader desires good work.” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “This saying is true that if a person wants to be named/titled the leader of the ones trusting in Isa Almasi this ambition of his is good.” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “How true the saying is which says, ‘The man who wants to be the one to lead the believers, that work which he wants is very good.'” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “What they say is indeed true that the one who wants to become a leader of the believers, it’s a valuable work that he wants.” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “This talk/saying is true, that whoever wants to be in charge of believers, he’s going-after/calling-for a really good and important/high responsibility/job.” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)
  • Tenango Otomi: “This word that I am going to speak is true. The person who wants the position of leading in speaking the word at the church wants to do a work that is very good.” (Source: Tenango Otomi Back Translation)