complete verse (2 Timothy 2:20)

Following are a number of back-translations of 2 Timothy 2:20:

  • Uma: “In a big house there are many kinds of stuff in the kitchen. There are good things, for instance things made of gold and silver. There are also some made from wood or just from clay. The good things are used if there is a guest that is honored. The things that aren’t so good are used daily.” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “I will tell you a comparison/parable, Timoteo. In a big house where a rich person lives are many kinds of equipment. There are gold plates and silver plates. These valuable plates are used only if there are important people visiting them. There are also in that house wooden plates and clay pots. These are used every day.” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “In any large house there are implements of gold and silver, and there are also implements of wood and pottery. The owner of the house sets aside those implements of gold and silver for they are dear to him. But the others are not so dear to him.” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “In the large house of a rich-person, the types of things-used are not the same. There are (things) made of gold and silver whose use is valuable/important, there are also (things) made of wood and clay for whatever.” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “For let us use as an illustration an elaborate house. It isn’t as if all the utensils there are gold and silver. There are indeed those made of wood and clay. These made of gold and silver, they’re only used on high/important days. These made of wood and clay, they are for everyday use.” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)
  • Tenango Otomi: “In a large house the dishes are not the same. There are dishes of gold, there are dishes of silver. There are wooden ones. There are dishes of clay. Concerning these dishes, there are some which are special, and also there are those which are not special.” (Source: Tenango Otomi Back Translation)