complete verse (2 Timothy 2:26)

Following are a number of back-translations of 2 Timothy 2:26:

  • Uma: “People who oppose we must gently reprimand, just-perhaps/in-hopes-that the Lord will give them opportunity to repent from their opposing, to the point that their hearts become clear [i.e., aware, wise] and they come to know the true teaching, with the result that they are released from the power of the King of Evil-ones who forced them to follow his will/desire.” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “So-then their thinking will become good again and they will be free from the holding/rule of the leader of demons, the one who has enticed/baited them to follow what he wants.” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “By means of that, their thinking about everything may become straight and then they will be able to escape the power of Satan. For Satan is the one who has captured them so that they might carry out his desire.” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “Because if that’s what happens to them, they will come-to-their-senses and will escape from what is like a snare of Satanas who caught/trapped them in order that they would believe/obey what he wants.” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “Well isn’t it so that if it’s like that, their minds will then become clear. Then (lit. without anything else) they’ll be able to escape-the-clutches of the control of Satanas who had-taken- them -under-his-rule so that they would do his will.” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)
  • Tenango Otomi: “When the person’s thoughts are opened, then he will separate from the devil in whose hand he is. Because the devil is the one whom he is pleasing.” (Source: Tenango Otomi Back Translation)