complete verse (1 Thessalonians 5:15)

Following are a number of back-translations of 1 Thessalonians 5:15:

  • Uma: “If there is someone who does evil to us (inc), let’s not repay with evil behavior also. It is better for us (inc) to do good always to our (inc) companions and to all people.” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “Be careful so that you don’t revenge if someone does bad (things) to you. But strive for/aim at always doing good to your fellow believers in Isa Almasi and to other people also.” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “Do not permit that any of you pay back evil, rather you must always treat each other well. Also treat all people well.” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “If moreover there is someone who does bad to you, don’t revenge-it but rather be constantly trying to do good to your companions and also to all people.” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “Be careful that you don’t have in your mind/inner-being to reciprocate-in-kind if your companion does evil to you. On the contrary, whatever is good, that’s what you are always to do to your fellowman, whether or not he has believed.” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)
  • Tenango Otomi: “Be careful, do not return the evil which is done to you. Rather do good to each other, and also to those who are not believers, do good.” (Source: Tenango Otomi Back Translation)