complete verse (2 Timothy 2:22)

Following are a number of back-translations of 2 Timothy 2:22:

  • Uma: “That’s why I advise you, Timotius, don’t follow the desires of the heart that are usual for young people. Exert-effort to follow behavior that the Lord likes, make-strong your faith and your love of others. Live in-harmony with all people who call-out-to the Lord from their holy hearts.” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “Don’t give in to your greedy-desire which is the desire of young men. Aim for doing what is straight/righteous. Strengthen your trust in God. Continue to love your fellows and be in harmony with the ones who wholeheartedly trust our (incl.) Leader Isa Almasi.” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “Stay far away from youthful desires. Hold tight to righteous behavior; continually trust in God; hold dear in your breath every believer; continue in a peaceful way your relationship to your companions, for this is the behavior of all people who call upon God for help since the only thing they want is to carry out His commands.” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “Therefore turn-your-(singular)-back-on what young-unmarried-men desire that is evil, and strive to do what is good and will strengthen your (singular) faith. Strive also to love your (singular) companions and to get-along-with/cooperate-with all whose minds are clean when they request help from the Lord.” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “Therefore what is good is, put far away the not good ways/habits and vices which are the desires of young people. What is good for you to persevere in is, your way-of-life is righteous/straight, your trust and believing/obeying the Lord is sturdy, your valuing of your fellowman is true, and your fellowship/friendship is peaceful with as many as are submitted to the Lord, who live lives in harmony with the truth.” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)
  • Tenango Otomi: “Do not sin like other young me do. Do what is good. Let your faith be seen. Love people. Do not get in arguments. Do exactly like those who now have separated from evil, who now call upon the Lord Jesus Christ with all their hearts.” (Source: Tenango Otomi Back Translation)