complete verse (1 Thessalonians 2:8)

Following are a number of back-translations of 1 Thessalonians 2:8:

  • Uma: “We announced to you the Good News from God. And more than that, whether we lived or died, we were ready to help you, because we really love you.” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “Because of our (excl.) love to you, we (excl.) were happy not only to tell you the good news from God but even our (excl.) lives we (excl.) (would have) surrendered for you. We (excl.) really love you.” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “You are very dear in our breath; that’s why we not only wanted to preach to you the Good News which comes from God, but we also wanted to participate fully with you, for you are very dear to us.” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “And in our (excl.) telling the good news to you, we (excl.) were also ready to even die for you, because our (excl.) love for you was extreme indeed.” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “Yes indeed, through the big-size of our (excl.) valuing you, it was really our (excl.) happiness, not just to teach you this Good News from God, but rather even to risk our (excl.) lives/breaths just because of you. For we (excl.) really do value you.” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)
  • Tenango Otomi: “Very much do we love you. We wanted that not only you be given the word of God, but felt that we wanted to take out our hearts and give them to you. Because upon knowing you, we really loved you much.” (Source: Tenango Otomi Back Translation)