complete verse (1 Timothy 4:2)

Following are a number of back-translations of 1 Timothy 4:2:

  • Uma: “That teaching is delivered by people who lie, their words are one-thing, their character is another [lit., one-thing]. Their hearts are dark, they no longer know to be ashamed when they do evil deeds.” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “These their teachings are spread by the lying religious-teachers. These deeds of theirs do not cause their thinking/mind/conscience to be troubled because they are used already to lying.” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “by means of the lies of people who say they are believers and whose breaths are not made painful by their own evil deeds.” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “This teaching, that’s what hypocritical (lit. pretend good) and habitually-lying people are teaching whose consciences (loan konsensia) are already ruined as if burned with a red-hot piece-of-iron.” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “Those who teach these lies which were put in their minds by the evil-ones/spirits, they are liars. Their belief is only superficial (lit. on the beak). Well since for a long time now they have disregarded the supervision by the Espiritu Santo and they deliberately don’t do what they know in their mind/inner-being to be good, therefore now, their minds regard no matter what evil as being good.” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)
  • Tenango Otomi: “These teachers will speak lies to deceive the people. They will know very well that it is not right what they are doing, but they will not feel sad about what they do.” (Source: Tenango Otomi Back Translation)