complete verse (2 Timothy 3:9)

Following are a number of back-translations of 2 Timothy 3:9:

  • Uma: “Yanes and Yambres, they were Firaun’s workers who opposed the prophet Musa with their magic. But they were not able/enough to oppose the power of the Lord God that was with the prophet Musa. Thus also is what will happen to the lying teachers at this time. They will not be able/enough to oppose the true teaching, for their stupidity will become known/obvious to all people.” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “But there will be no future-in/outcome-of the teaching of those people. Not long and their foolishness will be known by all people as happened to/experienced by Jannes and Jambes of old.” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “The activities of people like this will not prosper, for all will see that they are stupid just like Jannes and Jambres.” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “But their convincing of people will not last-long, because the people will come-to-know that they are foolish just like what happened to Jannais and Jambres.” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “But those two didn’t accomplish-their-goals. Well these people also, what they’re doing really won’t succeed, but rather their error will become evident to everyone.” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)
  • Tenango Otomi: “But they will not be able to deceive many people. Because their senseless hearts will soon be known by all the people. It will happen to them as it happened to the two men who opposed the word spoken by Moses.” (Source: Tenango Otomi Back Translation)