complete verse (1 Timothy 6:12)

Following are a number of back-translations of 1 Timothy 6:12:

  • Uma: “Don’t stop following the road/way of our faith, hold strongly to good life forever. For that was God’s purpose in calling you to be his portion, so that you get that good life. He called you to be his portion, and in front of many people you have already said that you believe in the Lord Yesus.” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “Really strive to follow/obey God and life without end will belong (in future) to you. Remember that the reason you were chosen by God was so that you could be given this life. And you have confessed before/in-front-of many witnesses that you trust in Isa Almasi.” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “Keep on racing well, which is to say, carrying out all you were given to do because you believed. Hold tight to life which is forever, for the reason God made you a believer is so that you might come to own this. You have announced to many people that you believed the true doctrine.” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “Put-forth your (singular) efforts (lit. ability) to believe and serve the Lord Jesus like the athlete who wants to win in order that you will gain the life that has no end. Because God chose you (singular) to gain this life at your (singular) saying previously that you (singular) believed in the Lord Jesus in front of many people.” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “Imitate a person who competes, that however much is his persevering just so that he will win, like that indeed is how you are in your believing/obeying God. Pursue-without-let-up life which is without ending so that it really will be yours, for that’s the determined-plan of God, that he will give it to you. For isn’t it so that your certainty of this good (situation) is what you stood up for in the past in the presence of everyone?” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)
  • Tenango Otomi: “Earnestly endeavor that you live according to your faith so that you will meet with the life which is forever. Because God called you to do this. On that day God called you, many people heard you tell of your faith.” (Source: Tenango Otomi Back Translation)