complete verse (2 Timothy 1:9)

Following are a number of back-translations of 2 Timothy 1:9:

  • Uma: “He lifted us from the punishment of our sins and called us to be his holy portion. He lifted us and called us not because of our good behavior. He did it only because of the whiteness of his insides [grace], and according to his own purpose(s). For from before the world was created, God already had a purpose / intention to give us goodness [salvation] from the whiteness of his insides, because of our connection with Kristus Yesus.” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “We (dual) are already saved/rescued by him and chosen by him, made his people, not because we (dual) have done something good and this is his repayment to us (dual). But the reason he did this to us (dual) is because he loved and he pitied/had mercy on us (dual), and because beforehand he planned, at the time when the world had not yet been created, that he (would) show his love and mercy to us (dual) because of what Isa Almasi has done.” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “God is the one who frees us from punishment and He has made us His possession. The reason He has done this is not because our behavior is good, rather only because it is His purpose and because His kindness toward us is very great. Long ago before anything was created He decided that He would show His kindness to us through giving us Jesus Christ.” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “(God) who saved us and called us so that we would be his holy people. His doing that, it wasn’t due to what we have done, but rather due to his plan to show-mercy-to us. Because before the world was created, he had already decided to show mercy/grace to us through Cristo Jesus.” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “Consider that this God is the one who saved us, and he set us apart as his people now to live lives far from all sin. He saved us, not because of our own deeds, but rather in harmony with what he had already determined, and because of the big-size of his grace/mercy. The truth is, he determined when he hadn’t yet created the world, that he would grace us with salvation because of what Cristo Jesus would do.” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)
  • Tenango Otomi: “God saved us and he called us to separate from evil. Even though we did not walk always good, yet God did the favor that he called us to save us. Because before God made the world, he already had determined to send Jesus Christ to save us.” (Source: Tenango Otomi Back Translation)