complete verse (1 Timothy 4:15)

Following are a number of back-translations of 1 Timothy 4:15:

  • Uma: “Don’t you stop doing all this work, make it the most important, so that your diligence doing the Lord’s work will be clear to all people.” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “Really do wholeheartedly all I caused you to do in this letter so that all people see that your deeds increasingly become better.” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “Hold fast to and see carefully to your fulfilling all of this so that all might know that you are always increasing in your fulfilling the desire of God.” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “Concentrate your (singular) thoughts on your (singular) following these-things that I have instructed so that all people will see that your manner-of-doing is becoming-more-and-more-correct.” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “I hope these tasks are what you are always persevering in, they being what is always dominant in your mind/inner-being. Well if it’s like that, it will be clear to all that your ability is increasing-and-increasing in this responsibility/job of yours.” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)
  • Tenango Otomi: “These words which I tell you, earnestly endeavor to do them. I want that people will see that more and more you know how to apply the word as you do God’s work.” (Source: Tenango Otomi Back Translation)