complete verse (1 Thessalonians 5:21)

Following are a number of back-translations of 1 Thessalonians 5:21:

  • Uma: “Think well about every [word], determining if it is from God or not, and hold-on-to what is good.” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “But verify first what you have heard and whatever is good receive/accept.” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “rather test everything and keep that which is good.” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “But you must verify all that is taught so that you will come-to-know whether it is truly from God. Be-sure-to follow what is good” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “But there’s that too, that it’s necessary that you first observe it and assure-yourselves-of-the-truth-of-it. Yes indeed, not just these things which are spoken, but rather all things, observe them and assure-yourselves-of-their-truth so that you can be sure whether or not they are in harmony with the will of God. Those you are sure are good, acknowledge as true and hold fast to them.” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)
  • Tenango Otomi: “Make a good judgment about whether they truly speak the word of God or whether it is only their own word. When you judge that it truly is God’s word they speak, put into your hearts what they say.” (Source: Tenango Otomi Back Translation)