complete verse (1 Thessalonians 1:9)

Following are a number of back-translations of 1 Thessalonians 1:9:

  • 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: “They already are the ones telling. They tell as to how you received/accepted us (excl.) when we (excl.) came to you. They also tell us (excl.) that you gave up your gods and that the one you are following now is God the living-one and the true-one.” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “They have heard about it and they are the ones who tell about how you welcomed us. They tell that you have abandoned the worship of things not truly to be worshipped. You have abandoned them, they say, so that you might worship the true God who has no death.” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “because they (surprised realization particle) are the ones who are giving-news to us (excl.) about how you received us (excl.) and about your turning-your-backs-on idols (lit. false/imitation gods) to turn-to-face and serve the true God who is living.” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “because they now themselves tell how our (excl.) lives and teaching were there with you. They also tell how you dropped/gave-up the make-believe gods you were worshipping, because you comprehended that the one you really ought to serve is, this true God who is really alive.” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)
  • Tenango Otomi: “Rather the people themselves tell what happened there where you live when we went there. The people tell how it was that you separated from idols and believed that he who truly is God is living.” (Source: Tenango Otomi Back Translation)