complete verse (1 Thessalonians 5:12)

Following are a number of back-translations of 1 Thessalonians 5:12:

  • Uma: “Relatives, we request that you respect those who hold the work of the Lord in your midst, because they are the ones who are your elders in the Lord and who admonish you.” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “Na, my brothers who trust in Isa Almasi, there is still something we (excl.) want to ask/beg you (for): respect your leaders of the prayer-house. They work among you because they were chosen by our (incl.) Leader to teach you.” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “So, brothers, those who work hard to lead you, your bosses whom God has chosen, and those who teach you, we beg you to respect them.” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “We (excl.) have something else to request of you brothers. It would be good if you properly respect/acknowledge those who are leading you who put-themselves-to-hardship to care-for and advise you in your following the Lord Jesus.” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “The final thing we (excl.) can teach you, siblings in believing, is that you will please recognize/acknowledge well those who have been given authority who persevere in the work of the Lord there. For as for these, of course the Lord is the one who chose them and set them up to oversee and teach you.” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)
  • Tenango Otomi: “Listen, brothers, we want that you have respect for the workers of God who work where you live. Because they are the chosen of God to lead there where you are in order to teach you the word of God.” (Source: Tenango Otomi Back Translation)