complete verse (2 Timothy 4:3)

Following are a number of back-translations of 2 Timothy 4:3:

  • Uma: “For the time will come, they will no longer want to listen to true teaching. They will hunt for many teachers that teach them words that make their hearts glad, so that they can follow the desires of their own hearts.” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “That’s why I instruct you this because there will be a day in the future, when people will no longer want to listen to the true teaching but in order that they can follow what they want, they will get many religious-teachers, whatever religious-teachers will teach them the teaching they want to hear.” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “The reason I charge this to you is because there will come a time in the future when people will not accept true doctrine, rather the thing they will want to follow is their evil desires. They will have themselves taught by many teachers, and these teachers will teach the doctrine that they really want to hear.” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “Because in the future a time will arrive when people refuse/dislike to hear the true teaching, and since they want to follow the evil that is in their minds, they will invite many people to teach what they like to hear.” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “Because the time will come when the majority will no longer listen to this truth which we teach. On the contrary, what they will prefer is, all kinds of teaching which is different/unusual. That’s why they will round up many teachers who will speak only in harmony with that which pleases them.” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)
  • Tenango Otomi: “Because the day will come when people will not want to hear the good teaching. Rather the people will hunt for teachers who teach a different word, that word which the people will want to hear. And concerning those teachers, a crowd of them will live who teach the false teaching.” (Source: Tenango Otomi Back Translation)