complete verse (1 Timothy 3:6)

Following are a number of back-translations of 1 Timothy 3:6:

  • Uma: “A religion leader must not be one who has just believed in the Lord Yesus, for his heart will become high [i.e. he will get proud or haughty], with the result that he will get punishment like the King of Evil-ones was / will be punished with.” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “It is also not possible to be titled leader if it is a person recently/newly trusting Isa Almasi because if his trust is not yet strong perhaps his liver will become high (proud) and judgment will be dropped on him like the judgment of the leader of demons in old times.” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “It is also necessary that he is not still a new believer, for he might come to think himself higher than others and God will punish him just as Satan was punished.” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “The leader of believers, it is also necessary that he is not a person who has recently-believed lest he become proud (lit. his mind become-high) and that be the cause of God’s condemning him to be punished like what happened to the Devil (loan Diablo).” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “It’s necessary that the person who will be in charge is a person who has been a believer for a long time already, for if he’s still new, maybe he’ll become praise-seeking. Well if it’s like that, he’ll be sentenced to punishment like Satanas who is habitually-praise-seeking.” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)
  • Tenango Otomi: “Concerning the man who is appointed to take up the position of leading at the church, he should not be a man who has just recently believed in Jesus Christ. Because perhaps he will become proud. Then he will sin like the devil sinned long ago in being proud and together they will be punished.” (Source: Tenango Otomi Back Translation)