complete verse (1 Timothy 4:12)

Following are a number of back-translations of 1 Timothy 4:12:

  • Uma: “Even though you are still young, you must not be considered-insignificant [by people]. You must be an example to the one-faith relatives in your words, your behavior, your love to others, your faith in the Lord, and your holy actions.” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “Do not be ashamed if someone looks-down-on you because you are already teaching/preaching but you are yet young. But your behavior ought to be good and your words/speech. Love your fellow-men, strengthen your trust in God and there ought not to be any evil/bad in your thinking/mind. So then your behavior is copied/joined-in by the ones who trust in Isa Almasi there.” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “Even though you are still young, you must be deserving of the respect of everybody; you must be the one that the believers in Christ imitate. And because of this, it is necessary that you watch carefully what you say, what you do, your love for all, your trust in God, and your avoiding immoral behavior.” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “Don’t be ashamed/embarrassed if there are some who disparage you (singular) because of your (singular) youth, but rather the way you (singular) speak is to be good and your (singular) behavior is also to be good so that that’s what those who believe may follow-as-an-example. Also show them your (singular) love to your (singular) companions, your (singular) trust in God, and the absence of filthiness in your (singular) thoughts and deeds so that that also will be what they follow-as-an-example.” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “Ensure that those people don’t disregard what you say just because you are still young. What you are to persevere in is, that you are the one who can be copied by the believers in your speech, your nature/ways and your valuing, and because your believing/obeying holds fast, and your whole life is in harmony with the will of God.” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)
  • Tenango Otomi: “Do not want that anyone will not respect you because you are only a young man. Rather show them the good which the believers must live by. Show that you speak what is good. Show that you love your fellowman. Show that what you believe is good. Cause people to know that you walk according to all that is good.” (Source: Tenango Otomi Back Translation)