complete verse (1 Thessalonians 3:2)

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

  • Uma: “Finally, we could not bear our longing. That is why we said, it is better for me to wait in the town of Atena, and our (inc) relative Timotius we order to go to you relatives in Tesalonika. This Timotius is our companion in God’s work, for he helps us in carrying the Good News. So we did order Timotius to go [to you], we said to him: "You(s) go pay a visit to our (inc) relatives in Tesalonika, you strengthen and draw-tight their faith."” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “And we (excl.) sent Timoteo there to you. He is our (incl.) brother and he is my companion in working for God proclaiming the good news about Almasi. We (excl.) send him so that he encourages your livers and so that your trust in God becomes stronger.” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “And then we sent there to you Timothy, our (incl.) brother and servant also of God in spreading the Good News about Christ. The reason we sent him was so that we might draw your faith tight and that we might advise you” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “so that meanwhile we (excl.) would send there (near addressee) our brother Timoteo who is our fellow-worker in serving God in our (excl.) preaching the good news about Cristo. We (excl.) sent him to strengthen and help you in your faith” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “for I would send there to you Timoteo, our sibling in believing and true servant of God in the teaching of the Good News concerning Cristo. I sent him there so that he would make sturdy your believing/obeying and trust in God and he would encourage/strengthen your mind/inner-being,” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)
  • Tenango Otomi: “We sent our brother Timothy to see you. Because he is our fellow worker, he works for God in telling the good news about Christ. He went to strengthen you so that your faith would not become spoiled.” (Source: Tenango Otomi Back Translation)