complete verse (1 Timothy 4:3)

Following are a number of back-translations of 1 Timothy 4:3:

  • Uma: “They teach that people should not marry and not eat what is forbidden/taboo. Yet all that food was created by God to be eaten. We who believe in Kristus and who already know the true teaching, we can eat that food and say thank you to God.” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “These religious-teachers teach that a person sins ko’ when he marries (lit. mag-husband or mag-wife). They also say that there are some foods, we (dual) are not able to eat. This their teaching is wrong because all this food was created by God. As long as we (incl.) thank God we (incl.) can eat any food, we (incl.) the ones who trust Isa Almasi and know the true teaching.” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “They will teach that God has forbidden marriage, and they will say that there are also some foods which are forbidden. But as for these foods, God created them to be eaten by us (incl.) believers who understand the true teaching. It is necessary that we thank God when we eat them.” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “These people, they forbid getting-married and they also say that some foods are forbidden, but as for God, he created these kinds of food so that we who believe in Cristo and know the true teaching will eat (them) when we have given-thanks to him.” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “They put-out that it is not acceptable to marry, and there are foods which they-say aren’t acceptable to eat. Whereas the truth is, all food was created by God. Therefore we who believe in him and have really comprehended the truth, it’s acceptable for us to eat all of these giving thanks for them to him.” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)
  • Tenango Otomi: “These teachers tell the people that there isn’t permission for people to marry. And they tell the people that not all things can be eaten. And yet it is God who determined when they eat whatever they eat.” (Source: Tenango Otomi Back Translation)