complete verse (1 Timothy 5:16)

Following are a number of back-translations of 1 Timothy 5:16:

  • Uma: “If there are Kristen people, and they have one of their family who is a widow, they are the ones who should take care of her. It is not right [lit., It is not the way] that all our one-faith relatives must take care of that widow. For our one-faith relatives must take care of widows who are really widows, whom no one takes care of.” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “Therefore as I said, if there is a woman there trusting in Isa and has a relative who is a widow, she should be the one to take-care-of the widow not the others who trust Isa, so that they also can-take-care-of the widows who do not have relatives.” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “If there is a woman believer who has relatives who are widow women, she must take care of them. She must not expect other believers to be the ones to take care of them, so that the believers might not be troubled in taking care of the other widow women who have no one to depend on.” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “The last-thing I will say concerning the widows, if there is a woman who believes who has relatives who are widows, she should be the one to take-care-of them so that the congregation of believers will not have-a-hard-time in order that the congregation will be able to take-care of the widows who have no relatives.” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “It’s necessary that the women believers take care of any relatives of theirs who are widows, so that they won’t be made a bother/disturbance to the believers who are her follow-group-members. Isn’t is so that if it’s like that, the believers can help well those widows who have no-one they can rely on because they’re all alone.” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)
  • Tenango Otomi: “Concerning if there be a man or a woman who is a believer and if some relative is widowed, that one should care for her, giving what she needs. I don’t want that all of the believers provide for her expenses. Because the believers should provide for the widows who do not have anyone to care for their needs.” (Source: Tenango Otomi Back Translation)