complete verse (1 Thessalonians 4:8)

Following are a number of back-translations of 1 Thessalonians 4:8:

  • Uma: “Because what was God’s intention in calling us (inc), relatives? He did not call us (inc) in order to do wrong. He called us (inc) and he gave us his Spirit who is holy, in order that our lives be holy. So anyone who refuses this teaching, is not refusing men. It is God [emp.] he is refusing.” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “Therefore those who reject this teaching, it is not man/mankind whom they reject, but that is whom they reject, God who gives you the Holy Spirit.” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “If you pay no attention to this teaching of mine to you, you are not just ignoring the teaching of a person, but rather it’s the teaching of God you are ignoring. He is the one who has given us (incl.) the Holy Spirit.” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “Whoever then turns-a-deaf-ear-to this that I have said, it isn’t merely us (excl.) people that he is turning-a-deaf-ear-to but rather God, because he is the one who sent you his Spirit who is utterly holy.” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “Therefore whoever rejects this which we (excl.) are teaching, it’s really clear as day (lit.in the eye of the sun) that it’s not a man/human he is rejecting, but rather it’s God, he who graces/gives to us to be indwelled by his Espiritu Santo.” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)
  • Tenango Otomi: “Concerning the person who rejects the words I tell you here, he is not rejecting the word of a person, rather he is rejecting the word of God. And it is God who sent the Holy Spirit to help us to separate from evil.” (Source: Tenango Otomi Back Translation)