complete verse (1 Timothy 4:16)

Following are a number of back-translations of 1 Timothy 4:16:

  • Uma: “Guard your behavior, and guard also your teaching. Keep doing all this work, for from this you will get goodness, and so will the people who hear your teaching.” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “Watch/be careful of yourself and your teaching. And be sure to do what I have preached to/taught you. If you persevere in doing this, it will not only be you who is saved but also all who hear/listen to you.” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “Thoroughly see to your own behavior and your teaching. For if you hold tight to this you are not the only one who will be freed from punishment, rather by means of you it will be possible that the people who listen to your teaching will be freed also.” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “Be-sure-to/Thoroughly guard your (singular) behavior and what you (singular) are teaching, because if you (singular) persevere in doing this, it will not only be yourself (singular) that you (singular) will save but rather also those who are listening to you (singular).” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “Be very careful of your way-of-life and your teaching. Do all of this with a concentrated mind/inner-being so that the outcome will be, it’s not just you will be saved, but on the contrary including the ones you are teaching, they can/will be saved also.” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)
  • Tenango Otomi: “Be very careful and take care that you teach the word which you should. If you do what I tell you, then you will save your soul and also the souls of those who listen to you.” (Source: Tenango Otomi Back Translation)