complete verse (1 Thessalonians 2:13)

Following are a number of back-translations of 1 Thessalonians 2:13:

  • Uma: “There is one more thing that carries us to keep saying thank you to God. Because the news you received from us you received like [it was] really the Word of God, you did not receive it like words of mankind only. And that is certainly so, that news is certainly the Word of God that continually works in hearts of you who believe in the Lord.” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “And we (excl.) also always thank God because when you heard God’s message that we (excl.) brought, you believed and accepted it because you recognized that it was God’s message, not human words. And it was truly God’s message. And you the ones who believed, God has changed/is changing (no time involved) your thinking and your conduct.” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “Another reason why we are always thanking God is: when we preached to you the Word of God, you accepted it for you understood that it was the Word of God, not just the word of men. For by means of His Word, the faith of us (incl.) believers is strengthened.” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “Continually indeed we (excl.) are thanking God, because when you heard the word of God that we (excl.) were telling, you believed-it, and you didn’t count/consider-it as just words of people but rather you were-able-to-distinguish the truth of the matter (lit. its trueness) which is that it is the word of God. And this word of God, it continues to have results in the lives of you who believe.” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “This too is what we (excl.) are also always giving thanks for to God. When we (excl.) taught to you this word of his, you really received it and acknowledged as true that it really is the word of God, not just of man. For it truly is his word, that’s why much good-is-being-accomplished by this word of his in your lives who have believed-in/obeyed him.” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)
  • Tenango Otomi: “Now we do not rest from thanking God for you. Because when we told you his word, you did not think that it was the word of people that you believed. Rather your hearts found that truly was the word of God. Because of this word you believe, more and more you walk well.” (Source: Tenango Otomi Back Translation)