complete verse (2 Timothy 2:21)

Following are a number of back-translations of 2 Timothy 2:21:

  • Uma: “So, if we release/stop our evil character, we become like the good things, that are used to honor guests. Its meaning, we become workers who are holy and useful to our Lord, and we are ready to do every kind of good work.” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “So-then we (incl.) the ones who trust Isa are figuratively those valuable things/equipments. If our (incl.) livers are clean/holy and we (incl.) abandon all our (incl.) evil deeds we (incl.) are precious/valuable to God because we (incl.) are entirely for God. So-then he has a use for us (incl.) and we (incl.) are ready/prepared to do everything which is good.” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “As for the person who wants to be considered dear and set aside by God like those very precious implements, he must have done with all evil behavior and then he will be worthy to be used by God for every kind of good work.” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “So also with a person, if he distances-himself from all evil, the Lord will use him for (something) important/valuable, because he will be suitable and ready to be used for all good that is-to-be-done.” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “Well now, those people who go far from all evil, they are like these utensils which are far-from-ordinary. For that is who has made sure he belongs to his Lord, one who is useful and is always ready to do whatever good work.” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)
  • Tenango Otomi: “Like this it is in the church, not all of the people have separated from evil. But the person who wants to separate from evil is the person who does the work of God. He works in what is special.” (Source: Tenango Otomi Back Translation)