complete verse (2 Timothy 2:12)

Following are a number of back-translations of 2 Timothy 2:12:

  • Uma: “If we patiently shoulder sufferings, we will also rule along with him. But if we deny our following of him, he also will deny us, that we are his followers.” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “If we (dual) continue to endure difficulties now, we (dual) will accompany Isa ruling/rule with Isa in the future. If we (dual) deny/state that we (dual) do not follow him, he will also deny/state that he is not our (dual) Leader.” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “If we endure persecution, we will be able to rule in the future with Him. However, if we say that we do not belong to Him, He will also say in the future that we really don’t belong to Him.” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “If we persevere in enduring hardship, we will rule-with him, but if we deny our knowing him, he will also deny us.” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “Yes indeed, provided we hold fast to him, it’s certain we will reign as his companions in his kingdom. However supposing we deny him in the presence of people, it’s certain he will deny us on the arrival of the day of judging.” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)
  • Tenango Otomi: “When we endure all the suffering we suffer, also there where Christ rules we, too, will have our work. But if we separate from Christ, also Christ will separate from us.” (Source: Tenango Otomi Back Translation)