complete verse (1 Timothy 3:5)

Following are a number of back-translations of 1 Timothy 3:5:

  • Uma: “For if there is a person who does not know how to manage well the people in his own house, his taking-care-of our one-faith relatives who believe in God will not be good either.” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “Because just think (you pl) if the one titled leader does not even know how to-take-care-of his children and wife how can he take-care-of the ones trusting in Isa in-his-holding/under-him.” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “For the man who does not know how to lead his wife and children, how will he ever lead the people who are believers in God?” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “Because if he doesn’t know how to manage his family, will he be able do-you-suppose to care-for the congregation of God?” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “For if he doesn’t know how to supervise even his own household, for he isn’t able to keep-their-conduct-good, how can he oversee the believers in God?” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)
  • Tenango Otomi: “If he doesn’t know how to rule well in his house, then he won’t know how to lead where God’s people gather together.” (Source: Tenango Otomi Back Translation)