complete verse (1 Thessalonians 2:3)

Following are a number of back-translations of 1 Thessalonians 2:3:

  • Uma: “We did not invite/encourage you to follow teaching that was false. Neither was there any evil intention in our heart, we did not want to deceive anyone.” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “All we (excl.) told you is true. It is not that our (excl.) thoughts are bad, (that is not the reason) why we (excl.) preach. We (excl.) do not deceive.” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “Our preaching to people does not come from error or from an immoral purpose. We do not lie to anyone.” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “Because what we (excl.) are saying to convince people is all true. Our (excl.) purpose/motive also, it isn’t that we (excl.) trick them and neither is it women that we (excl.) are thinking about,” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “It really is the truth which we (excl.) taught to you there. It’s not as if there was a motive in our (excl.) mind/inner-being which was disgusting or just deceptive.” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)
  • Tenango Otomi: “When we told you the word, we did not look for ways to deceive you. We did not tell you anything which was not correct; we told you only the word which would do you good.” (Source: Tenango Otomi Back Translation)