complete verse (1 Thessalonians 5:3)

Following are a number of back-translations of 1 Thessalonians 5:3:

  • Uma: “The time will come when people will say: "Our(inc) life is good, there is nothing we (inc) fear." But in fact, that is the very time when calamity will strike them! That will happen suddenly, like the suffering of a woman about to give birth. There is no way for them to dodge/avoid their punishment.” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “When the people say, ‘Na, all is well (peaceful). There is no danger,’ then suddenly calamity will come and they will perish. Calamity will suddenly arrive like a woman has sudden pain when she is about to give birth, and the people won’t succeed in fleeing.” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “It will happen at a time when people will think mistakenly that everything is peaceful and that they are safe. And then they will quickly be destroyed. It will be very quick; just like the beginning of labor pains on a woman giving birth. And not even one of them will escape.” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “On that day, there will be those who say that their life is peaceful and that moreover there is nothing for them to worry-about, whereupon suddenly/unexpectedly their punishment will arrive like the sudden undergoing-pain/hardship of a woman when she-will-give-birth. And they absolutely won’t be able-to-escape-from that punishment.” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “For on that day, everyone will be saying, ‘Expl., it sure is peaceful today! There’s nothing to frighten us away.’ But what will surprise them is that they will be reached by far-from-ordinary hardship. Really no matter what they will do, there really will be nowhere they can run away to, for they will be reached like a pregnant woman who suddenly feels labor-pains.” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)
  • Tenango Otomi: “It is at the time which a person thinks he is well off, there isn’t anything. And that is the time when there will be destruction. Suddenly it will come, like when the time comes when a woman gives birth. Then there will be no escape from it.” (Source: Tenango Otomi Back Translation)