complete verse (1 Thessalonians 2:12)

Following are a number of back-translations of 1 Thessalonians 2:12:

  • Uma: “and we really advised you that your actions be fitting for God’s people. Because God called you to become his people in his Kingdom, so that you receive a share in the his bigness of life [i.e., glory].” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “We (excl.) encouraged your livers and you were exhorted/taught by us (excl.), commanded/told to cause your conduct to be only good so that God would be pleased. Because you are chosen by him so that you will be included there in his ruling/kingdom and in his brightness.” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “We advised you; we are the ones who comforted your breath, and we begged you to act in a way worthy of the will of God. He is the one who made you believers so that He might rule over you and make you immortal.” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “Because we (excl.) continually-strengthened your minds while at-the-same-time we (excl.) also repeatedly-advised and repeatedly-instructed/commanded you that you follow a way-of-life that was appropriate to God’s people, because it is he who calls/invites you to be joined to his ruling and also to join-in-experiencing his highness (i.e. in importance/rank).” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “We(excl.) were encouraging/strengthening and causing to be happy your mind/inner-being, and we (excl.) were training you to live lives which are really fitting for people of God, he who chose you so that you would be given a share of far-from-ordinary praiseworthiness/glory in his kingdom.” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)
  • Tenango Otomi: “We told you to walk well like God wants you to walk. Because God called you that you walk with those whom he rules. And you know that that one is supreme.” (Source: Tenango Otomi Back Translation)