complete verse (2 Timothy 2:19)

Following are a number of back-translations of 2 Timothy 2:19:

  • Uma: “But in spite of that, the Word of God is still/indeed true and can be believed. The Word of God is like a foundation-stone that doesn’t shake. In the Word of God is written like this: ‘The Lord knows who they are whom he has made his portion,’ and, ‘Whoever says that Yesus is their Lord, they must let go of evil behavior.'” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “But the teaching from God is very firm like a big rock not able to be moved. And there is something written, saying, ‘God knows as-to who are truly his people.’ And there is something else also saying, ‘Whoever says that he belongs to God, he must abandon all evil deeds.'” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “In spite of that, the doctrine which God established cannot be changed, for there is a written word of God which says, ‘The Lord knows the people who belong to him,’ and there is also another word which says, ‘Anyone who says that he belongs to the Lord must abandon evil behavior.'” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “But even though there are those like them who are teaching lies, the true word of God will definitely not be changed, because it is like a firm foundation that will-never-be-shaken, and something is written there which says, ‘The Lord knows the people that belong to him.’ Another-thing that is written there, ‘Whoever says he believes in the Lord, he must turn-his-back-on what is evil.'” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “But the truth which comes from God is really very sturdy, and firmly-founded on this is the belief of his people. He has in addition given them this authorization which says, ‘God knows all who are truly his people.’ And he added, ‘It’s necessary that whoever testifies that he has submitted to the Lord puts far from him all evil.'” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)
  • Tenango Otomi: “But these cannot spoil the work of God. Because there are two words written which are firm. These words are these which say: ‘God knows all who now are in his hand.’ The second word says: ‘The person who wants to follow Christ must separate from evil.'” (Source: Tenango Otomi Back Translation)