complete verse (1 Timothy 6:9)

Following are a number of back-translations of 1 Timothy 6:9:

  • Uma: “But people who want to be rich, they are easily tempted to commit sin, many desires bind them up. Those desires of theirs don’t have any use, they just bring disaster. In the end, people who want to be rich fall into sin(s), and get disaster.” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “But the people who want to be rich are easily tempted to sin. They are like trapped by their greedy-desire for all kinds of foolish things and what causes their ruin. Finally they will be destroyed not only in this world but including in the hereafter.” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “The people who want to become rich, they are easily successfully tempted and trapped. They have many worthless desires, and these can destroy. These can destroy them and can also be the means of their death.” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “But those who are greedy-to become-rich, they are easily tempted and it’s as if they have been snared/caught by the many foolish-things they crave which ruin them. And those-aforementioned things-they-crave, it’s as if that’s what sweeps-them -along (floodwater) to the punishment that has no end.” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “For those people for whom, what is big in their minds is, wanting to become rich, of course they can be caused to fall(fig.) into sin and be snared by evil. What they want to indulge in becomes many, things which cause hurt, and accomplish nothing, those being what take them to that great hardship/suffering which is punishment without end.” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)
  • Tenango Otomi: “But concerning the person who only wants to be rich, this is a person who is easily deceived to commit sin in obtaining money. It is like he gets into a trap because just desires which are of no value sit in their hearts and this what causes the person to be lost.” (Source: Tenango Otomi Back Translation)