complete verse (1 Timothy 3:16)

Following are a number of back-translations of 1 Timothy 3:16:

  • Uma: “No kidding the goodness of the teaching that we follow in our submitting to God. From long ago that teaching was not yet revealed to mankind, but now God has revealed it to us. For we believe in: God who became mankind. The Holy Spirit made-clear who he was, and he was seen by angels. His news was spread to people who did not yet know God. People all over the world believed in him. He was lifted him up to heaven and given bigness of life [glory].” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “Nobody can deny/state that the teaching of this our (incl.) religion is not deep, this is the true teaching not yet known as long as God had not yet made it known, that means the teaching about Isa Almasi: He was there in heaven but he came to earth to become man. The Holy Spirit testified that he was really straight/righteous. He was seen by the angels. It was proclaimed about him to all people/tribes. And he was believed by the people. So-then he was made-to-ascend/lifted-up to go again to heaven and there he rules.” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “And all of us (incl.) know that greater than everything is the doctrine which was revealed and which we believe. Christ became human; the Holy Spirit witnessed that he is righteous; he was seen by the angels of God; the news about Him was spread to the people who are not Jews; there are those who believe in him here in the whole earth; he was taken up to heaven.” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “We all know indeed that what we believe concerning Cristo Jesus is greatly valuable. It wasn’t made-known previously but God has made-it-known to us now/today: He appeared as a person, and the Ispirito Santo (Holy Spirit) confirmed that he had absolutely no fault/lack. Angels also were-seeing him. That which is concerning him was preached in the collective-plural-towns/countries, and there were those on this earth who believed in him. He was also raised to heaven to be honored/praised.” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “Yes indeed, it is really well-known to us all that the truth is an amazement and praiseworthy which has been like hidden all this time but has now been made known concerning Cristo. For this Cristo, he became a man/human. His correctness/righteous-position that he really is the Son of God, it was testified to by the Espiritu Santo. He was seen by angels. And concerning him is now being taught in all different nations. Many now are those who have believed in him here under the heavens. And as for him, he ascended again to heaven/sky, there to his praiseworthiness/place-of-glory.” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)
  • Tenango Otomi: “Very beautiful is the word which we believe. God caused that we understood this word, that Christ became a man. And the Holy Spirit made it known that Christ did not do any evil. And God’s angels look well upon him. And now, everywhere it is told about Christ. And he is believed all over the world. And God took him up to heaven.” (Source: Tenango Otomi Back Translation)