complete verse (1 Thessalonians 2:2)

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

  • Uma: “Before we arrived at your town there, we were persecuted and insulted in the town of Filipi–you yourselves know the story, relatives. But even though many opposed us, God strengthened our hearts so that we were brave to announce the Good News from God to you also.” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “You know that when we (excl.) had not yet come there to Tessalonika, before, we (excl.) experienced persecution there in the town Pilipi and we (excl.) were caused to be ashamed there. But we (excl.) were helped by God, so that we (excl.) dared to tell you also the good news from God even though many opposed us (excl.).” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “For you have not forgotten what happened to me in the town of Philippi when we had not yet arrived there in Thessalonica. They did not hold back at all in beating and mistreating us. But in spite of that, because of the help of God, we were not afraid to tell you the Good News which comes from Him, however, we had a very difficult time.” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “Because you know that even though they hardshipped-us (excl.) and insulted-us (excl.) in Filipos when we had not yet gone there (near addressee) and even though there were also many who opposed us (excl.) in your town, there was nevertheless courage that God gave us (excl.) to tell the good news that came-from him.” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “Also it wasn’t hidden from you how we (excl.) were caused hardship and were insulted/belittled there in Filipos. But even though it was like that, boldness of mind/inner-being was given to us (excl.) by God, so that we (excl.) could indeed teach the Good News there among you, even though there was again big opposition from your companions.” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)
  • Tenango Otomi: “You know that there in the city of Philippi, the people were angry against us and persecuted us. When we went to your city then, again we were looked upon with anger by the people. But God strengthened us to tell you the good news.” (Source: Tenango Otomi Back Translation)