complete verse (1 Thessalonians 4:1)

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

  • Uma: “Finally, relatives, we request that you follow the commands that you hear from us, so that your deeds follow the will of God. Actually, your deeds are good now. But with the authority given to us by the Lord Yesus, we request and we really advise you that you add still more to the goodness of your deeds.” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “So-then, my brothers, we (excl.) taught you already as to how your conduct should be so that God would be pleased with you. And you did already follow/obey it. Now we (excl.) still ask/beg you and command you from the authority that our (incl.) Leader Isa gave (us), that you should still increase this good conduct of yours.” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “And now, Brothers, because of your being one with our Lord Jesus Christ, there is that which we request and beg from you. We have taught to you the behavior which pleases God, and you have done it. But we beg you that you increase your doing this.” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “We (excl.) have something else to tell you brothers. You admittedly know what we (excl.) instructed you previously on-account-of the authority the Lord Jesus gave us concerning the way-of-life that pleases/satisfies God. And it can-be-seen that you properly understood it, because that (slight remonstrance) is admittedly what you are following. But we (excl.) nonetheless advise you on-account-of our (excl.) authority from the Lord Jesus: kindly (strong request) add further to that aforementioned good behavior of yours.” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “Our(excl.) siblings in believing, there is one more thing which we (excl.) are impressing on you in the name of the Lord Jesus. Admittedly you haven’t deviated from what we (excl.) taught you, which things you must make your habit so that you will really be pleasing to God. Well now, we (excl.) are impressing upon you that you persevere all the more in this following/obeying of yours.” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)
  • Tenango Otomi: “And now, brothers, there is another word I will tell you. And it is the Lord Jesus who gives me the authority to make clear to you this word. I have previously taught you how it is that you should live in order that God will look well on you. And that is what you are doing now. But we want that more and more you search for how God will look well on you.” (Source: Tenango Otomi Back Translation)