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English - Unlocked Literal Bible - New Testament - 2 Timothy 2:1-26

1You therefore, my child, be strengthened in the grace that is in Christ Jesus. 2And the things you heard from me among many witnesses, entrust them to faithful people who will be able to teach others also. 3Suffer hardship with me, as a good soldier of Christ Jesus.
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4No soldier serves while entangled in the affairs of this life, so that he may please his superior officer. 5Also, if someone competes as an athlete, he is not crowned unless he competes by the rules. 6It is necessary that the hardworking farmer receive his share of the crops first. 7Think about what I am saying, for the Lord will give you understanding in everything.
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8Remember Jesus Christ, from David's seed, who was raised from the dead ones. This is according to my gospel message, 9for which I am suffering to the point of being chained as a criminal. But the word of God is not chained. 10Therefore I endure all things for those who are chosen, so that they also may obtain the salvation that is in Christ Jesus, with eternal glory.
11This saying is trustworthy: "If we have died with him, we will also live with him. 12If we endure, we will also reign with him. If we deny him, he also will deny us. 13if we are unfaithful, he remains faithful, for he cannot deny himself." 14Keep reminding them of these things. Warn them before God not to quarrel about words. Because of this there is nothing useful. Because of this there is destruction for those who listen.
15Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a worker who has no reason to be ashamed, who accurately teaches the word of truth. 16Avoid profane talk, which leads to more and more godlessness. 17Their talk will spread like gangrene. Among whom are Hymenaeus and Philetus.
18These are men who have missed the truth. They say that the resurrection has already happened. They overturn the faith of some. 19However, the firm foundation of God stands. It has this inscription: "The Lord knows those who are his" and "Everyone who names the name of the Lord must depart from unrighteousness." 20In a wealthy home, there are not only containers of gold and silver. There are also containers of wood and clay. Some of these are for honorable use, and some for dishonorable.
21If someone cleans himself from dishonorable use, he is an honorable container. He is set apart, useful to the Master, and prepared for every good work. 22Flee youthful lusts. Pursue righteousness, faith, love, and peace with those who call on the Lord out of a clean heart. 23But refuse foolish and ignorant questions. You know that they give birth to arguments.
24The Lord's servant must not quarrel. Instead he must be gentle toward all, able to teach, and patient. 25He must in meekness educate those who oppose him. God may perhaps give them repentance for the knowledge of the truth. 26They may become sober again and leave the devil's trap, after they have been captured by him for his will.
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Step 8: Verse-by-Verse Check
  • PURPOSE: to ensure that the translation accurately communicates the same message as the source text.
  • LENGTH: The checker should spend about 30 minutes checking text. Discussion and correction section should take about 30-45 minutes.
  • Ensure accurate and literal common language terms for "Father" and "Son" are used when referring to God the Father and Jesus Christ.
  • The checker will look for the following:
    1. Is anything missing?
    2. Is it natural?
    3. Does it sound good in your language?
    4. Is it smooth, clear, and understandable?
    5. Is the author’s intended meaning there?
    6. Is it accurate according to your Authentic Assessment/QA Guide?
  • The review can be done in two ways:
    1. If the checker knows only the source language, the check must be done by back translation. In this case, you will read the translated text chunk by chunk, then you or a second person will back translate into the source, and the checker will compare what they hear to the source text they are reading.
    2. If the checker is fluent in both languages, they can elect to use method one, or review your translation side by side with the source text.
  • The following resources can be used.
    1. Translation Notes in the sidebar. To access the notes, click the tN icon.
    2. Translation Words in the sidebar. To access the words, click the tW icon.
    3. Translation Questions in the sidebar. To access the questions click the tQ icon.
    4. Any other resources you choose.
  • To add or edit a footnote for this chapter:
    1. To add a footnote, click in the translated text where you want to add the footnote.
    2. Click the footnote icon ( ) on the right side of the translated text.
    3. Click on "ft" to add footnote text.
    4. To add an alternate text, click "ft" to add the text that explains the footnote, then click "fqa" to add the alternate text.
    5. Click "Save" when text is added.
    6. You will see your added footnote in blue highlight inserted in the translated text.
    7. To edit the footnote, click on the footnote you want to edit and click the footnote icon and it will pop up the window for you edit the footnote.
    8. To delete a footnote, click the "x" next to it. Click "Save" to save your changes.
  • When the checker has completed the check, they will contact you to discuss recommended changes via: Skype, Messenger, WhatsApp, phone, etc.
  • You and the checker should discuss any changes they think should be made. If you agree to the changes, you should make the changes right away. Make sure to look at notes on chunks to see if there are disagreements unresolved from the previous checking steps, and discuss those disagreements.
  • If there are disagreements that are not easily resolved, discuss with the facilitator to help with resolution. The facilitator may involve others, such as team lead, director, pastor or theologian.
  • All disagreements (from step 8 and precious checking steps) should be resolved before the translator and checker move on to next step.
  • When all changes have been made, the checker should click "Yes, I did" and "Verse Markers", then you should click "Yes, I did" and "Verse Markers" to move to the next step.
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QA Guide


1. Accessible
1. Created in necessary formats.
1. Is it created in necessary formats?
2. Easily reproduced and distributed.
1. Is it easily reproduced?
2. Is it easily distributed?
3. Appropriate font, size and layout.
1. Is it in the appropriate font, size and layout?
4. Editable.
1. Is it editable?
2. Faithful
1. Reflects Original Text.
1. Does in reflect original text?
2. True to Greek and Hebrew.
1. Is it true to Greek and Hebrew?
3. Does not have additions or deletions.
1. Does it have additions or deletions?
4. Names of God retained.
1. Are the names of God retained?
5. Accurate key terms/key words.
1. Are key terms/words accurate?
3. Culturally Relevant
1. Idioms are understandable
1. Are idioms understandable?
2. Words and expressions appropriate for local culture.
1. Are words and expressions appropriate for local culture?
3. Reflects original language artistry.
1. Does it reflect original language artistry?
4. Captures literary genres.
1. Are literary genres captured accurately?
4. Clear
1. Meaning is clear.
1. Is the meaning clear?
2. Uses common language.
1. Does it use common language?
3. Easily understood by wide audience.
1. Is it easily understood by a wide audience?
5. Proper Grammar
1. Follows grammar norms.
1. Does it follow grammar norms?
2. Correct punctuation.
1. Is correct punctuation used?
6. Consistent
1. Translation reflects contextual meaning.
1. Does the translation reflect contextual meaning?
2. Does not contradict itself.
1. Does the text contradict itself?
3. Writing style consistent.
1. Is the writing style consistent?
7. Historically Accurate
1. All names, dates, places, events are accurately represented.
1. Are all names accurately represented?
2. Are all dates accurately represented?
3. Are all places accurately represented?
4. Are all events accurately represented?
8. Natural
1. Translation uses common and natural language.
1. Does the translation use common and natural language?
2. Pleasant to read/listen to.
1. It is pleasant to read/listen to?
3. Easy to read.
1. Is it easy to read?
9. Objective
1. Translation does not explain or commentate.
1. Does the translation explain or commentate?
2. Translation is free of political, social, denominational bias.
1. Is translation is free of political bias?
2. Is translation is free of social bias?
3. Is translation is free of denominational bias?
10. Widely Accepted
1. Translation is widely accepted by local church.
1. Is translation widely accepted by the local church?

Verse-by-Verse Check

  • PURPOSE: to ensure that the translation accurately communicates the same message as the source text.
  • LENGTH: The checker should spend about 30 minutes checking text. Discussion and correction section should take about 30-45 minutes.
  • Ensure accurate and literal common language terms for "Father" and "Son" are used when referring to God the Father and Jesus Christ.
  • The checker will look for the following:
    1. Is anything missing?
    2. Is it natural?
    3. Does it sound good in your language?
    4. Is it smooth, clear, and understandable?
    5. Is the author’s intended meaning there?
    6. Is it accurate according to your Authentic Assessment/QA Guide?
  • The review can be done in two ways:
    1. If the checker knows only the source language, the check must be done by back translation. In this case, you will read the translated text chunk by chunk, then you or a second person will back translate into the source, and the checker will compare what they hear to the source text they are reading.
    2. If the checker is fluent in both languages, they can elect to use method one, or review your translation side by side with the source text.
  • The following resources can be used.
    1. Translation Notes in the sidebar. To access the notes, click the tN icon.
    2. Translation Words in the sidebar. To access the words, click the tW icon.
    3. Translation Questions in the sidebar. To access the questions click the tQ icon.
    4. Any other resources you choose.
  • To add or edit a footnote for this chapter:
    1. To add a footnote, click in the translated text where you want to add the footnote.
    2. Click the footnote icon ( ) on the right side of the translated text.
    3. Click on "ft" to add footnote text.
    4. To add an alternate text, click "ft" to add the text that explains the footnote, then click "fqa" to add the alternate text.
    5. Click "Save" when text is added.
    6. You will see your added footnote in blue highlight inserted in the translated text.
    7. To edit the footnote, click on the footnote you want to edit and click the footnote icon and it will pop up the window for you edit the footnote.
    8. To delete a footnote, click the "x" next to it. Click "Save" to save your changes.
  • When the checker has completed the check, they will contact you to discuss recommended changes via: Skype, Messenger, WhatsApp, phone, etc.
  • You and the checker should discuss any changes they think should be made. If you agree to the changes, you should make the changes right away. Make sure to look at notes on chunks to see if there are disagreements unresolved from the previous checking steps, and discuss those disagreements.
  • If there are disagreements that are not easily resolved, discuss with the facilitator to help with resolution. The facilitator may involve others, such as team lead, director, pastor or theologian.
  • All disagreements (from step 8 and precious checking steps) should be resolved before the translator and checker move on to next step.
  • When all changes have been made, the checker should click "Yes, I did" and "Verse Markers", then you should click "Yes, I did" and "Verse Markers" to move to the next step.