complete verse (2 Timothy 2:23)

Following are a number of back-translations of 2 Timothy 2:23:

  • Uma: “There are people who continually argue-about teaching that has no use, but they have not yet learned [lit., their hearts are not yet clear] to know the true teaching. Don’t you go-along-with them in their arguments, for you yourself know, their words just make disagreements, with the result that people don’t get-along / aren’t in-harmony.” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “Beware of the arguments which have no use and cause-to-be-foolish only. You (singular) indeed know that that results in their fighting.” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “But have nothing to do with those stupid and ignorant things to be studied. You know that those things are the beginning of quarrels.” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “Distance-yourself (singular) also from the foolish discussions of people who are lacking in what they (lit. he) know, because it of-course leads to quarrels.” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “Put far away the habit of challenging/being-argumentative with arguments which achieve nothing. You are well aware that that’s what starts violent-disputes.” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)
  • Tenango Otomi: “But those who only want arguments and do not know what they are saying, separate from them. You know that the argument is the source of hatred between people.” (Source: Tenango Otomi Back Translation)