complete verse (1 Thessalonians 1:6)

Following are a number of back-translations of 1 Thessalonians 1:6:

  • Uma: “And you relatives, when you heard that Good News, you followed our behavior and the behavior of the Lord Yesus also. Because even though you were greatly persecuted, your hearts were always glad to receive that Good News. It was the Holy Spirit [emp.] who gave you that joy, relatives.” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “You copied/joined in our (excl.) conduct and the conduct of our (incl.) Leader. Even though you were persecuted because you followed God’s message, you were still very joyful, because you were made joyful by God’s Spirit.” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “And as for you also, you imitated our behavior and the behavior long ago of our Lord Jesus for you accepted the Word of God even though you went through hard times because of your accepting. And even though you were undergoing hardship, you were joyful just the same because of the fact that the Holy Spirit inspired you.” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “One other means-of-our (excl.) -knowing that God chose you, it’s that you followed-the-example of us (excl.) and the Lord Jesus, because even though you were being exceedingly hardshipped on-account-of your faith, extreme nonetheless was your happiness to be receiving the word of God, because the Holy Spirit was the one who gave you that happiness.” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “Well, you copied this habit/nature of ours(excl.), for you now also cause yourselves to be like the Lord. Even though you were really caused hardship, you happily received the word of God which we (excl.) taught to you. Yes indeed, you received it with true happiness which is the gift of the Espiritu Santo.” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)
  • Tenango Otomi: “And you, just like you saw us do, that you also did. And you do like Christ did. You looked well upon the word, even though people were angry at you. But the Holy Spirit causes you to rejoice.” (Source: Tenango Otomi Back Translation)