complete verse (1 Timothy 5:12)

Following are a number of back-translations of 1 Timothy 5:12:

  • 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: “So-then they are sinning because they did not fulfill their promise to Isa Almasi at the beginning of their widowhood.” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “And by means of that, they will sin, for they will not fulfill their promise to Christ.” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “And if they do that, people will accuse/blame them, because of-course they have broken what they originally promised to Cristo.” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “Well isn’t it so that in that, they’ve brought punishment on themselves by breaking this promise of theirs to him.” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)
  • Tenango Otomi: “Thus it will end up that they break their promise that they would help at the church.” (Source: Tenango Otomi Back Translation)