complete verse (2 Timothy 4:2)

Following are a number of back-translations of 2 Timothy 4:2:

  • Uma: “Announce the Word of God. You must be ready to announce his Word in good times or in evil times. Oppose those who carry wrong teaching, forbid/rebuke those whose behavior is evil, fire-up their hearts so that their behavior is good. Continually be patient teaching them.” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “I instruct you, amey-amey (strong command) proclaim the message of God to the people. No matter what time, whether they want to listen or not, just the same you ought to teach/preach to them. Persuade them to follow/obey Isa. If they have errors/mistakes, teach/instruct/point-it-out-to them. If there is someone whose trust in God is weak, encourage his liver. Make clear your teaching/preaching so that they believe and don’t you tire of teaching/preaching.” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “And because of this, my charge to you is: preach the word of God. You must always be ready to preach the word of God always at all time whether people want to listen or not. Correct people, advise them that they should stop doing evil. Plead with them. You must always be patient as you teach them.” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “you (singular) be continually prepared to preach the word of God. Go-ahead-and preach-it whether people want to hear or not, whether the time is appropriate or not. Make-known to them if they have errors and sins and admonish them that they ought to repent. Encourage (lit. strengthen) also their minds to do good. See-to-it that you (singular) persevere in showing patience in your (singular) teaching of them.” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “I am instructing you that, no matter what the time, you will always teach this word which is truth. Expose/bring-to-the-surface the errors of those you are teaching, rebuke them and encourage them to do what is straight/righteous. Do all of this with big meekness/patience and gentle teaching.” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)
  • Tenango Otomi: “You must do this word I tell you. Earnestly speak the good news. Always tell the people the word, even though they should not want to listen. Search as to how to win their hearts. Those who do not walk in the correct word, reproach. Encourage that they do what God approves of. Endure what people say against you. Do not rest from teaching God’s word.” (Source: Tenango Otomi Back Translation)