complete verse (1 Timothy 5:22)

Following are a number of back-translations of 1 Timothy 5:22:

  • Uma: “Don’t quickly appoint people to be religion leaders, lest [people] end up being-angry-at/taking-it-out-on you later on if/when they commit sins. Examine first their character, and then put your hands on their pate to appoint them to be a religion leader. Be careful that your own behavior is holy.” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “Don’t you (singular) hastily choose a person to become a leader there among you (plural) the ones who trust in Isa Almasi but observe first his customs. Because if for example the person chosen by you (singular) sins, including you are implicated in his sin. Be careful/watch out, don’t sin in your deeds and in your thinking/mind.” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “It is necessary that you are not in a hurry to choose someone to lead the believers. For if he sins, you are the one who will be blamed. It is necessary that you be blameless in this.” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “If there is also one you (singular) choose to serve Cristo, don’t (singular) be in a hurry to appoint him. Because if he has a sin while meanwhile you (singular) appoint him, you (singular) will of-course be included in his sin. Be-careful/Do-a-good-job therefore in what you (singular) do so that you (singular) will distance-yourself from everything that is evil.” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “Be careful not to put your hands too readily on anyone’s head and pray for him to istall him to-exercize-a-responsibility/job. Rather think well whether he is fit for this responsibility/job. Be careful always that you don’t get involved/implicated in the sins of others. Make sure that you hold fast to being far from sin.” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)
  • Tenango Otomi: “If you need to appoint someone to lead at the church, do not want to be in a hurry to do so. Wait and first see how that person walks. What if you appoint a person and it is known that he has sin? Do not want that the people will say that you approve of the sin the person has done whom you appoint. You yourself must never commit sin.” (Source: Tenango Otomi Back Translation)