complete verse (1 Thessalonians 1:8)

Following are a number of back-translations of 1 Thessalonians 1:8:

  • Uma: “Because beginning from you, the Word of the Lord was announced all over Makedonia and Akhaya. More than that, your faith in God is spoken about everywhere. Wherever we journey, the townspeople already knew the story, how you believed the Good News that we brought to you. It is not necessary for us to say anything because they were already talking about how you gave up worshipping idols [see Glossary] and you turned around to worship the God that is true and lives on-and-on.” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “And the good news about the Leader that you told has become-well-known in Makedoniya and Akaya. And not only that but the tale/news about your trust in God is also heard in all places. We (excl.) don’t need to talk about your trust.” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “Starting from you there, the Word of the Lord has spread, not just there in the province of Macedonia or in the province of Greece, but the people everywhere have heard the news about your faith in God. It’s no longer necessary that we tell people about your faith.” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “Because beginning with you, the word of God regarding the Lord Jesus has been newsed-from-one-to-another in those two provinces, but not only there, because even in the other collective-towns, your faith in God is being-newsed. Therefore there is nothing that we (excl.) need to say regarding you,” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “For you continue to tell-around this word of the Lord, not only just there in those provinces of Macedonia and Acaya, but rather, all over the place, your believing/obeying now being famous. Therefore even though we (excl.) don’t give news to them concerning you (it doesn’t matter),” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)
  • Tenango Otomi: “You have told people the word about our Lord Jesus Christ. Now, not only in Macedonia and Acaya has the word arrived, but also everywhere it is known that you believe in God now. And now it is not necessary for us to tell them anything about you.” (Source: Tenango Otomi Back Translation)