complete verse (1 Timothy 5:21)

Following are a number of back-translations of 1 Timothy 5:21:

  • Uma: “I admonish you, Timotius, that you follow all these commands of mine, don’t discriminate [lit., pay-attention-to-the-appearance-of people], and don’t take sides. God and Kristus Yesus are gazing-down on us, with his holy angels.” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “Timoteo, there is God listening and Isa Almasi also is listening and the holy angels, I really instruct/warn you, follow my commands to you (singular) in this letter. Don’t treat anyone differently (from the rest). Whatever you do don’t take anyone’s side just because you like him.” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “I charge you to thoroughly carry out this which I have commanded you. God, Jesus Christ, and his chosen angels, are the ones who testify to this. It’s necessary that in anything you do, you show no favoritism to anyone. When you settle a case, it is necessary that you listen to the one who is in the right.” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “I order you (singular) in the sight of God and Cristo Jesus and the holy angels that you (singular) obey these-things that I have-been-saying without preferring/favoring even any person, but rather make-the-same your (singular) thoughts to all of them.” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “Now Timoteo, in the sight of God and Cristo Jesus and the far-from-ordinary angels who are his messengers, I am instructing you to face/attend-to doing these things I am saying, without discriminating against anyone.” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)
  • Tenango Otomi: “Concerning this word I tell you now, God, with our Lord Jesus Christ, with the holy angels in heaven, all hear what I tell you. Whether you are friends with a person or not and that person has sin, you must reprimand him.” (Source: Tenango Otomi Back Translation)