complete verse (1 Thessalonians 4:17)

Following are a number of back-translations of 1 Thessalonians 4:17:

  • Uma: “Only after that, we (inc) who are still alive will be lifted together with them going into the clouds to meet the Lord in the sky. And we (inc) will stay together with the Lord forever.” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “Then we (incl.) also the living ones, we (incl.) will be taken along together with them lifted up high above the clouds to meet the Leader in the air/space. So-then we (incl.) will live with the Leader forever (there is no end to it).” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “And then we (incl.) who are still alive, we will join them in the clouds for we will meet the Lord up above. And then we will never again be separated from the Lord forever.” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “then we all will suddenly be raised (i.e. into the air) to go meet him in the clouds. And beginning-from then, we will stay-with-(him) where he is forever.” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “And then when they have come alive again, we who are still alive will go up like having been grabbed, so that we and these who have been made alive will as one us-entity meet the Lord in the air (space between heaven and earth). Well from then on, we will be the companions of the Lord without end.” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)
  • Tenango Otomi: “The believers who are still living will be taken along with them, they all will go above to where the clouds are. There they will meet with the Lord. Then they will live with the Lord forever.” (Source: Tenango Otomi Back Translation)