complete verse (1 Thessalonians 4:4)

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

  • Uma: “Every man must take good care of his wife, according to the way that is good in the sight of God and in the sight of man.” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “You, men, your customs towards your wives (each one his wife – not plural wives – is the first meaning) should be right in the sight/eyes of God and in the sight/eyes of people.” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “It’s necessary that each one of you men get married in a good way and which is not immoral,” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “As-for (lit. also) you men, you must come-to-know the way you ought to look-for your spouse. Your way (of doing it) should be good/fine and clean.” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “It’s necessary that the men among you, when they marry, follow the straight trail (i.e. do it the proper way), without any sin at all.” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)
  • Tenango Otomi: “Each man should have a wife, being married, but he must respect his wife, loving her.” (Source: Tenango Otomi Back Translation)