complete verse (2 Timothy 1:7)

Following are a number of back-translations of 2 Timothy 1:7:

  • Uma: “Don’t be afraid to do that work. For if there is fear in our hearts, it is not from God. For God has given us the Holy Spirit, and the Holy Spirit gives us strength to do our work, love others and hold-back our own desires.” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “Because the reason God gave us (dual) his Spirit is not so that our (dual) livers are easily afraid but so that we (dual) have strength to follow/obey God’s will and so that we (dual) love our fellows and we (dual) are not influenced to do bad.” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “For the Spirit that God has inspired us with does not make us cowardly, rather he strengthens us and gives us power so that it might be that we love our companioins and arrange properly everything we do.” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “Don’t be afraid to use-it, because the Ispirito Santo (Holy Spirit) whom God gave is in/with us, and what the Holy Spirit gives us, it isn’t a hesitating/timid mind, but rather our ability to serve God and to show love to our companions and to control ourselves.” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “For the Espiritu Santo who was caused by God to enter-and-indwell our body, of course he doesn’t make us cowardly, but rather (to have) boldness of mind/inner-being, valuing for our fellowman and control of ourselves.” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)
  • Tenango Otomi: “Because God wants that you not be afraid. Therefore he strengthens you so that you do not fear the people. And he strengthens you to love people and to control well your thoughts.” (Source: Tenango Otomi Back Translation)
  • Mairasi: “Because this thing of being afraid of things, Great Above One did not give us in our spirit. But He intended to strengthen us. And that we would desire people’s faces [love]. And also that we would control ourselves very well [have self-discipline].” (Source: Enggavoter 2004)