complete verse (2 Timothy 1:8)

Following are a number of back-translations of 2 Timothy 1:8:

  • Uma: “That’s why I advise you to not be ashamed to be a witness of our Lord, and also to not be ashamed to admit that I am your companion because I am now imprisoned [emphatic]. For the reason I am imprisoned is because of my work carrying the News of the Lord. So you also, Timotius, you as well must be ready to shoulder suffering because of your work carrying the Good News. God himself will give you strength to shoulder that suffering.” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “Don’t be ashamed to confess to people that Isa Almasi is your Leader. And don’t also be ashamed about me because I am here in prison because-of/the reason being my following Isa Almasi. But just be willing/yield/surrender even if you are persecuted (to point of death) because of your telling the good news about Isa Almasi to the people. God will give you strength to endure.” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “Because of that, do not be ashamed of your teaching about our Lord and also do not be ashamed of me, His possession, and a prisoner because of my spreading the news about Him, rather by means of the power of God which is given to help you, you must share also in this enduring of mine of the afflictions because of spreading the Good News.” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “Therefore don’t be-ashamed/embarrassed to confirm concerning our Lord. Don’t also be embarrassed on-account-of me who am imprisoned on-account-of my-serving him, but rather endure the hardship that we experience due-to our preaching the good news. Endure-it, because (reassurance particle) God will strengthen you (singular)” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “Therefore don’t be ashamed to testify concerning our Lord. Also don’t be ashamed of me even though I am now a prisoner because of my standing up for him. On the contrary what’s good is, to get involved as-it-were in this hardship of mine. Don’t be afraid of being persecuted/hardshipped just because of your standing up for the Good News. For you really will be made sturdy by God so that you can endure.” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)
  • Tenango Otomi: “Do not say that it is shameful for you to tell people about the word about our Lord Jesus Christ. Nor me either, do not be ashamed to say that we are acquainted, even though I am in prison for telling the word of Christ. Like I do, you must do, you must want God to strengthen you to tell the good news, even though you suffer for it.” (Source: Tenango Otomi Back Translation)