complete verse (1 Thessalonians 4:13)

Following are a number of back-translations of 1 Thessalonians 4:13:

  • Uma: “Relatives, our intention is that you really know what happens to our (inc) companions who die, so that your hearts are not too sad/troubled, like people who do not hope in God.” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “Na, my brothers, we (excl.) also want to explain to you about the ones who already died who trusted in Isa Almasi, so that you don’t grieve like the other people do who don’t have hope/expectation that they will live again.” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “Brothers, we want you to know what will happen to believers who are already dead, so that you might not grieve like the grief of other people who do not expect to be raised from the dead.” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “Brothers, there is still something else that we (excl.) will make-known to you so that you will thoroughly understand concerning believers who have died so that you will not be sad (lit. thoughts hurt) like the people who have no hope.” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “Our(excl.) siblings in believing, we (excl.) want you to know the truth concerning those who have believed who are now dead, so that you won’t be grieved excessively, like people who have no certainty of the good (situation) of their dead ones.” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)
  • Tenango Otomi: “Listen, brothers, we want that you know how it is concerning the believers who have already died. If anyone has died, do not let it be that also you are sad like the people who do not know God.” (Source: Tenango Otomi Back Translation)