complete verse (1 Thessalonians 2:4)

Following are a number of back-translations of 1 Thessalonians 2:4:

  • Uma: “We also did not speak just to make-glad the hearts of mankind. We speak to make-glad God’s heart, because he is the one who examines our hearts and he said that we were fit to carry that Good News.” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “That is what we (excl.) tell, what God has commanded us (excl.). Because we (excl.) are chosen by him and he entrusted to us (excl.) telling/commanding us (excl.) to spread this good news. Therefore we (excl.) proclaim this to please God, not to please mankind. God knows what is in our (excl.) liver.” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “God has accepted us and He has entrusted to us the preaching of the Good News, and because of this, we tell it. Our purpose is not to please people, for our purpose is to please God. He is the one who knows how to test us (incl.) so that it might be known that our purpose is right.” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “but rather God confirmed that we (excl.) are trustworthy to be preaching the good news. That’s the work he entrusted to us (excl.), so it’s only what he wants that we (excl.) are saying. And it’s not people’s being-happy-with us (excl.) that we (excl.) are striving to gain but rather God’s being-happy, because he of-course is the one who knows what is in our (excl.) thoughts.” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “On the contrary, the truth is that we (excl.) were tested and found-acceptable to God as members of the people whom he had entrusted with being teachers of this Good News. That’s why we (excl.) teach, not to please people, but rather God, nothing in our (excl.) mind/thinking or mind/inner-being being able to be hidden from him.” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)
  • Tenango Otomi: “Because God chose us to take care of the good news. And it is this word which we speak. We do not speak this word in order that people look well upon us. Rather we want that it be God who looks well upon us. Because it is he who will judge concerning our thoughts.” (Source: Tenango Otomi Back Translation)