complete verse (2 Timothy 1:1)

Following are a number of back-translations of 2 Timothy 1:1:

  • Uma: “This letter is from me, Paulus, I send it to you, Timotius, my child whom I love. According to the will/desire of God, he appointed [lit., lifted] me to be a apostle [messenger] of Kristus Yesus, to announce the news/message of God’s promise. God’s promise [is]: we get good life forever because of our connection with Kristus Yesus Many greetings: I call-out to God our Father and to Kristus Yesus our Lord, I request that he bless you from his white insides [grace], he show you his love, and he give you goodness of life [peace].” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “This letter is from me, Paul. I was commissioned by Isa Almasi from/by the will of God, commanded to proclaim to the people about life without end which God has promised to all who trust in Isa Almasi.” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “As for you, Timothy, who are like my son for I love you very much, I am writing to you. I am Paul the apostle of Jesus Christ, which is to say, I am his servant. God sent me so that I might tell the news about life forever. This is the life which He promised and which we have already received by means of our being made one with Jesus Christ. May our Father God and our Lord Jesus Christ show you kindness and mercy and give you a peaceful situation.” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “I am Pablo who am an apostle of Cristo Jesus, because that’s what God wanted. He sent me to go preach-about the life that God promised to us who are joined to Cristo Jesus.” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “Son Timoteo, who is like my child whom I really hold dear, there-(with-you) is my next letter, I who am Pablo whom Cristo Jesus appointed to apostleship (glossary item) for that was the will of God. For he wants that I would teach concerning the life which is without ending which he promised. As for this life, it becomes ours because of what Cristo Jesus did through his death. I pray that hopefully with you always is the grace/mercy, kind/pitying help and peace of mind/inner-being which God the Father and our Lord/Chief Cristo Jesus give.” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)
  • Tenango Otomi: “I am Paul whom God appointed to be a representative of Jesus Christ. He wanted me to tell the people that God promises that he will give the new life to all who give their hearts to believe in Jesus Christ.” (Source: Tenango Otomi Back Translation)