complete verse (1 Timothy 3:11)

Following are a number of back-translations of 1 Timothy 3:11:

  • Uma: “Thus also their wives, their character must be clear [wise, mature] and fit to be honored, not ones who carry words here and there. They must know how to hold-in-check the evil desires of their heart, and their deeds must be upright so that the can be trusted in everything.” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “Likewise their wives, their custom should also be good and they should not slander their companions. They should also not give-into/indulge-in their greedy-desires and they ought to be trustworthy/faithful in everything.” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “The woman who is the wife of a deacon must be the same way, for she must be a respected person. She is not a gossip, but rather she regulates properly her thinking about everything and can be trusted to do any kind of good work.” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “Their spouses also, they must be worthy to be respected and also not be given-to-gossip. They must also be circumspect and trustworthy in all that they do.” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “And not only them who are men, but rather including their wives, it’s necessary that they have good nature/ways so that they will be respected by others. It’s not acceptable for them to be gossips, but rather knowing self control and being trustworthy in all things.” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)
  • Tenango Otomi: “Like this is for the women who help at the church, they must be seen to be good people. They must not be gossipers. They must control themselves. They must not give up on the work they start.” (Source: Tenango Otomi Back Translation)