complete verse (2 Timothy 3:5)

Following are a number of back-translations of 2 Timothy 3:5:

  • Uma: “In behavior that others see, they will follow religious customs like people who submit to God. But the power of God that can change their hearts, they just reject it. Don’t you associate-with [lit., mix-with] people whose behavior is like that.” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “It is true that they are religious but there is no use in it because they do not want their livers to be changed. Beware of people like that.” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “They will pretend to worship God, however they will not believe that He has any power. Avoid people like that.” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “They will be pretend worshippers of God, but they will not acknowledge his power to change their bad behavior. Distance-yourself (singular) from people like those.” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “Their believing/obeying and worship of God is only pretending now. It’s clear from their lives that they really haven’t submitted to his control. Don’t you make-friends/have-fellowship with people like these.” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)
  • Tenango Otomi: “In appearance, it seems that truly they reverence God. But they do not really believe that God alone has power. Do not be friends with those who do thus.” (Source: Tenango Otomi Back Translation)