complete verse (1 Timothy 6:6)

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

  • Uma: “Actually it’s true, our being-religious does bring big benefit/profit, as long as our hearts are content with what we have.” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “It is also true that if a person follows/obeys the will of God he is really as-if rich if he gives-thanks/is-content with whatever God gives him.” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “It’s really true that submitting oneself to God is of great value, but only to that person who is satisfied with just a little wealth.” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “Many/Much granted are what will be gained by the person who believes in God provided he is content with what he has, but it is not possessions/wealth.” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “But this is wealth which is far-from-ordinary, when we obey well the will of God and we are able to be happy with our circumstances.” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)
  • Tenango Otomi: “Truly our faith is worth very much, because much good accompanies it. But the person must be happy no matter how little he has.” (Source: Tenango Otomi Back Translation)