complete verse (1 Timothy 6:1)

Following are a number of back-translations of 1 Timothy 6:1:

  • Uma: “As for our one-faith relatives who live as slaves, teach them to honor and submit to their nobles in every way, so that there will not be anyone who disparages the name of God or disparages our teaching.” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “All slaves trusting in Isa Almasi ought to really consider their masters as worthy to be honored/made great so that God is not spoken evil of by people and the teaching followed by us (incl.) is not looked down on/criticized.” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “As for the believers who are servants, they must consider their masters worthy of respect at all times. For by means of this, there will be nothing to destroy the reputation of God and no one will be able to criticize our teaching.” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “Here also is what I will command the slaves who believe. They must properly respect their masters lest there be those who speak-badly-of the name of God and what we are teaching on-account-of their lack of respect.” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “What really is good for whoever is a slave who is now a believer in God is, that he respects well his master. For if not, of course it’s not just this slave who would be negatively-criticized by others, but on the contrary including God whom he has believed in. Like that too is this which we teach, maybe it would also be negatively-criticized.” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)
  • Tenango Otomi: “The believers who are workers must respect their bosses. Because if the workers do not respect their bosses, people will say that the word by which we walk is no good. Then they will speak bad against God.” (Source: Tenango Otomi Back Translation)