complete verse (1 Thessalonians 3:9)

Following are a number of back-translations of 1 Thessalonians 3:9:

  • Uma: “No kidding our joy over you, relatives. So, what can we repay/return to God because of the joy that he gave to us? There is nothing else, except to say thank you in our prayers to God our (inc) Father.” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “Great is our (excl.) thanksgiving towards God because of you, because our (excl.) liver is glad about your faith/trust.” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “Our continuing to thank God because of you, is not yet enough for we are very happy over you. God is the one who can testify to this.” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “When/If we (excl.) think also of our (excl.) great happiness before God because of you, there are no words we (excl.) could-say that would suffice for our (excl.) extreme thanks to him.” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “I don’t know how we (excl.) can thank our God for this happiness which is extremely great which he gave us (excl.) because of you.” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)
  • Tenango Otomi: “We thank God very much concerning you. Because when we pray to God we greatly rejoice that your faith is strong.” (Source: Tenango Otomi Back Translation)