complete verse (1 Thessalonians 2:16)

Following are a number of back-translations of 1 Thessalonians 2:16:

  • Uma: “For the Yahudi people continually hinder/block our road so that we will not announce the news that brings goodness [salvation] to people who are not Yahudi. So, because of all those deeds of the Yahudi people, their sins have become just too many, and in the end they received [or: will receive] the anger of God.” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “because we (excl.) are opposed by them so that we (excl.) would not be able to proclaim the good news to the tribes that are not Yahudi. They do not want that other tribes will be saved from their sins. These Yahudi always make their sins worse/increase their sins and God’s wrath has arrived at them.” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “it’s as if they are the enemies of all mankind, for they trouble us so that we might not spread the Word of God which is the means by which the people who are not Jews can be freed from punishment. They continue to sin as much as they can, and now God has prepared punishment for them.” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “because they are trying to block us (excl.) from telling the word of God to the Gentiles so they may be saved. And this is how-they -are-adding-to their sins until they thoroughly pile-up. God has already condemned them to be properly punished.” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “The truth of that is, even this teaching of ours(excl.) of the Good News to people who aren’t Jews so that salvation can be theirs too, these Jews are persistently hindering it also. Evil really has become established (lit.been-able-to-fill), being excessively-much now. That’s why the time has been reached when the anger of God will really strike them (lit. their body).” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)
  • Tenango Otomi: “Because when we said that not only Jews will have their lives saved, the Jews reprimanded us. And thus their sins are added to. But now, God has determined that these will be punished.” (Source: Tenango Otomi Back Translation)