complete verse (2 Timothy 3:16)

Following are a number of back-translations of 2 Timothy 3:16:

  • Uma: “All that is written in the Holy Book was written with clearness from God, and is useful to us. With the Holy Book we can announce true teaching, oppose wrong teaching, fix/make-good evil character, and teach people to have straight actions.” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “Everything written in the holy-book was caused-to-be-written by God and there is a use for it when we/one (dual) teach the true teaching and when we (dual) teach those who have sinned, and when we (dual) correct (cause to go straight) people who have done incorrect things and when we/one (dual) teach the good customs,” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “The writing of all His written words was inspired by God and this word is of big help to us when we teach, when we correct, when we advise the believers, and when we teach righteous behavior.” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “Everything that God caused-to-be-written, he is the one from whom the thoughts originated (lit. owner of the thoughts), and (it) is valuable to be used, because it teaches us the truth, it makes-known if we have mistakes and sins, it admonishes/advises us about how our bad behavior is to be changed and it causes-us -to-be-accustomed to following a holy way-of-life,” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “The truth is, really all that is written which is the word of God, God indeed was the one who caused it to be written for he inspired (lit.put it in the minds of) those who wrote. That’s why all of it is useful. It teaches what is the truth, it rebukes and corrects/straightens all doing which is wrong, and causes to be comprehended the lifestyle which is righteous/straight in the sight of God.” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)
  • Tenango Otomi: “All the words written in the Holy Book are what God put on the minds of the writers who wrote them. This is necessary for us to study. From it we know what word we should believe, and what word we should not believe. From it we know what word we should not do. From it we know what all the good it is necessary for us to do.” (Source: Tenango Otomi Back Translation)