complete verse (1 Timothy 5:11)

Following are a number of back-translations of 1 Timothy 5:11:

  • Uma: “As for young widows, don’t right away write their names in the book of widows. For if they still have a desire to get married, they will get married again. In the end they will be guilty for they will have transgressed their promise to Kristus that said they would do only the Lord’s work.” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “But if the widows are still young, don’t (singular) include them in your (singular) list because their thinking easily changes. If their desire/want to have a husband arrives, they turn their backs on their working for Isa Almasi.” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “Do not list the young widow women, for there will be a time when by means of the desires of their bodies they will want to get married again.” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “As for the widows who are not overly old, don’t you (plural) add them to the list, because if what their bodies wants becomes-stronger than their intention to serve Cristo, they will again want to get-married.” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “But those widow women who are still young, don’t include them. Because probably the time will come when they want to be married again. They no longer want to face/attend-to this responsibility/job of theirs which they promised to Cristo.” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)
  • Tenango Otomi: “But concerning the widows who are younger, do not appoint them to help at the church. Because perhaps they will find someone to marry again. Then they will separate from the work of Christ they are doing.” (Source: Tenango Otomi Back Translation)