complete verse (2 Timothy 2:17)

Following are a number of back-translations of 2 Timothy 2:17:

  • Uma: “Teaching like that spreads like a disease that wrecks/makes-bad the lives of many people. Himeneus and Filetus, both of them are bringing evil teaching like that.” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “These teachings of theirs are like a sore (lit. yaws) which continues to spread until the body is completely-covered. Like that is the teaching of Himunus and Pilitus.” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “As for people who teach like this, their teaching is like leprosy for it can spread and destroy. The teaching of Hymenaeus and Philetus is like this.” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “What they are teaching moreover, it’s like an ulcer/sore that is getting-worse in festering/ulcerating. Two who are doing that, (they are) Himenio and Filetus.” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “As for their(emph) teachings, they’re just like a severe illness which epidemics. Many will be taken-along by it who will be deceived. Included among the ones teaching this are Himeneo and Fileto.” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)
  • Tenango Otomi: “These words which people teach go about until they cause spoiling. This is the kind of spoiling done by Hymenaeus and also Philetus.” (Source: Tenango Otomi Back Translation)