complete verse (2 Timothy 2:15)

Following are a number of back-translations of 2 Timothy 2:15:

  • Uma: “But you, Timotius, announce true teaching with all uprightness [lit., with straight-straight]. Exert-effort to do your work, so that when you come in front of God, you won’t be ashamed. He will say to you: ‘You are a good worker of mine.'” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “Try really hard to make your doings good so that God is pleased with you. Cause your teaching of God’s true message to be straight so that you are not ashamed about your work.” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “Do whatever you can so that God might be pleased with your work and you won’t be ashamed of it. Your teaching of the true doctrine must be very correct.” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “As for you (singular), put-forth your (singular) effort (lit. ability) to properly teach the true word of God in order that you (singular) will be approved in his sight like one who works who has nothing of-which-to-be-ashamed in what he is doing.” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “And well there’s that, persevere to be always pleasing to God. It’s necessary that you are a doer of God’s work with nothing for you to be ashamed of, and wholly correct is your teaching of the truth.” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)
  • Tenango Otomi: “God judges what you do. Earnestly endeavor to make the work God gives you come out well, so that you will not have to be ashamed. That word which is true you must carry good to teach people.” (Source: Tenango Otomi Back Translation)