complete verse (1 Timothy 6:15)

Following are a number of back-translations of 1 Timothy 6:15:

  • Uma: “The day of our Lord’s return, God himself has set according to his own desire. It is he alone who has power/authority, whom it is appropriate to praise, King from [i.e., more than] all kings, Lord from all lords.” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “When the time is reached, he will-be-caused-to-come-here back to earth by God. God only should be praised and he alone is the ruler. He is the one who rules over the ones who rule and he is the Leader of the leaders.” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “God will have Jesus return when the proper time is fulfilled. God is the One who controls everything. He is the One whose situation is good. He is the One who is in charge of every king and datu.” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “The one-who-is-in-charge-of his appearing so that it will be fulfilled on the proper day, it is the honored God. He alone rules over all, because he is the highest King among all kings and the highest Lord among all lords.” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “For he really will be caused to come back by God provided the time which he determined has now come. For as for this God, his happiness is fully mature/complete. He alone is the one who controls everything, there is no other. For he is the one who is King of all who reign and Lord/Chief of all masters.” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)
  • Tenango Otomi: “When there comes the day determined by God for him to come, then he will come. Concerning our holy God, he alone has power. He is the ruler of rulers. He is the Boss of the bosses.” (Source: Tenango Otomi Back Translation)