complete verse (1 Timothy 5:4)

Following are a number of back-translations of 1 Timothy 5:4:

  • Uma: “But if there is a widow who does have children or grandchildren, those children or grandchildren of hers are the ones who must first be taught to take care of her, in order to pay-back/return the [good] character of their elders. For that is what makes God’s heart happy.” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “But if a widow has children or grandchildren, they ought to know how to help their parents. Because if they really love God they ought to help their parent or their grandparent as their repayment for their helping them before. If they do this God is pleased with them.” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “If there is a widow woman who has children and grandchildren, you must teach them what they must do to respect their parent so that they may repay her. This is what God desires.” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “But if they have children or grandchildren, these must understand that what they should cause-to-go-first in their serving God, it is their caring for their parents and their grandparents to repay them, because that pleases/satisfies God.” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “However supposing this widow has children and grandchildren, it’s necessary that they are the ones to look after this parent of theirs. It’s necessary that what is the first-and-foremost to be made a habit of by believers is, taking good care of their parents, for this really pleases the Lord. For they are rewarding these who looked-after/raised them.” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)
  • Tenango Otomi: “But concerning the widows who have children or grandchildren, these children of the widow are obliged to give them what they need. Because in past days the mother of the children cared for them all the while they grew up. Therefore it is right that the children now care for their mothers when they (mothers) have become old people. Because this is what God looks well upon, that the children care for those who raised them.” (Source: Tenango Otomi Back Translation)