complete verse (1 Thessalonians 3:3)

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

  • Uma: “We ordered him to go, so that there will be no-one whose faith is shaken because of the persecution that is striking you. For we (inc) do know, relatives, that the persecution which is striking us (inc) is none other than the intention of God beforehand for us (inc) Kristen people.” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “We (excl.) don’t want that because of your difficulties anyone of you would turn-his-back-on/reject the true teaching. You knew beforehand that we (incl.) all have to come across/experience difficulties.” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “so that none of you might become confused because of people’s persecution of you. You know that as for us (incl.) believers, God has destined affliction for us.” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “so that none of you would go-astray on-account-of that aforementioned being-hardshipped of yours. You admittedly know of-course that God has designated that we be hardshipped,” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “so that even though you are being caused hardship, no-one will be led astray and drop/give-up his believing/obeying. For you know that as for these caused-hardships/persecutions, they are indeed God’s determined-plan for us.” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)
  • Tenango Otomi: “We did not want that your hearts be discouraged from being persecuted. You know already that it is necessary that you suffer from persecution.” (Source: Tenango Otomi Back Translation)