complete verse (1 Thessalonians 4:3)

Following are a number of back-translations of 1 Thessalonians 4:3:

  • Uma: “This is the will of God, that our (inc) lives are holy, don’t act wrong with young-unmarried-women or another’s wife.” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “God wants that you are holy/clean. Really don’t commit fornication/adultery. You should not indulge the greedy-desires of your body; do only what is holy in God’s sight and what is good custom.” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “What God wants is: your behavior must be worthy of people who belong to Him. It’s necessary that you do not meddle with one who is not your spouse.” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “Because what God wants, it’s your becoming holy people. So it is necessary that you thoroughly avoid your sleeping-with someone who is not your spouse.” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “For it really is the will of God that you who are his people live lives which are far from all sin. Therefore, like we (excl.) taught you, put far away all kinds of immoral-behavior with one not your spouse.” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)
  • Tenango Otomi: “God wants that you give yourselves completely to God. Do not commit adultery.” (Source: Tenango Otomi Back Translation)