complete verse (1 Timothy 6:17)

Following are a number of back-translations of 1 Timothy 6:17:

  • Uma: “As for people who are rich in this world, teach them to not be haughty [lit., have high hearts], and not to hope in stuff of the world, for the stuff of the world does not last/remain. Rather they should trust in God who gives us all benefits without measure that we enjoy them.” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “About the rich people there who trust Isa, teach them that they ought not to have a high liver/be proud about/because of their riches in this world. They must not trust in their riches because they are not long-lasting. It ought to be God whom they trust in because he is generous to give us (incl.) all things which are good so that we (incl.) are glad.” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “The believers who have many possessions, you must tell them that they must not make themselves higher than others, and they must not trust their possessions for we never know when we might have to leave our possessions. Tell them that the One they should trust is God, for He is the one who is generous. Whatever we have come to own, He has given it to us so that our situation might be good.” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “Timoteo, command/instruct the rich in what is on this earth that they not become proud (lit. make-high their minds). Say also that what they should be trusting-in, it is not their wealth (primarily money and animals) which is not certain but rather God who doesn’t hold-back-in giving us everything so that we will enjoy (them).” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “As for those believers who are wealthy, say to them not to act-proud. They mustn’t trust in that wealth because it doesn’t last. What really is good for them to trust in is, God who plentifully graciously-gives all the things which we need, so that we can be happy.” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)
  • Tenango Otomi: “Concerning the people who are rich here on earth, tell them that they should not be proud of their money. They must not say that it is their money that will care for them. Because that will not care for them. Tell them that to put their confidence on God caring for them. God lives, and it is he overflowingly blessing us because he wants us to rejoice.” (Source: Tenango Otomi Back Translation)