complete verse (1 Timothy 4:7)

Following are a number of back-translations of 1 Timothy 4:7:

  • Uma: “Don’t throw away your time investigating false/lying stories and words that do not cause [lit., carry] us to submit to God. Exert-effort to strengthen your heart to submit to God.” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “But don’t heed/pay-attention-to the stories they say are influencing people towards God but do not. Those stories are really of no value. But cause your thinking to become accustomed to always thinking of the true teaching so that you can indeed follow the wishes of God.” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “However, avoid teachings which are false histories and which are not worthy of God. Carefully carry out what God wants.” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “Turn-a-deaf-ear-to (lit. object focus of deaf) those tales of long ago that have no purpose, because they are not about the true God, and accustom-yourself (singular) to learn and follow a holy way-of-life.” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “Don’t occupy yourself with stories which are only of human origin and have no usefulness/gain. Rather, what you are to be always striving for is, be strengthening your following/obeying the will of God.” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)
  • Tenango Otomi: “But concerning the made-up stories which are not God’s word, do not pay attention to them, for they do not have any value. Seek how your faith will be well firmed.” (Source: Tenango Otomi Back Translation)