complete verse (1 Timothy 4:4)

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

  • Uma: “For everything that God created, it is all good, and there is nothing that is forbidden/taboo if we receive it with thanks to God.” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “Because all that God created is good. Therefore we (dual) should simply receive it as-long-as we (dual) give thanks to him.” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “Any kind of food which God created is good, and we must not say that anything is bad, rather we must accept it and give thanks for it.” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “Because everything that God created is good, so there should be nothing that we consider-taboo but rather we are to receive everything that God gives, thanking him.” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “Really all which was created by God is wholly good. Therefore why should there be what is regarded as evil that must be avoided? What is good is, accept and give thanks for all of these.” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)
  • Tenango Otomi: “For concerning all that God made to be eaten, all is good. It cannot be that we say that there is sin committed by the person who eats whatever he comes across. Rather let us thank God when we eat what he has made for us to eat.” (Source: Tenango Otomi Back Translation)