complete verse (1 Thessalonians 5:6)

Following are a number of back-translations of 1 Thessalonians 5:6:

  • Uma: “So, let’s be alert and make-clear our hearts. Let’s not sleep like people who are still in the darkness.” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “Therefore don’t let us (incl.) be like those people who sleep. But we (incl.) ought to be awake/watchful and our (incl.) thoughts should be good.” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “That’s why it is necessary that our behavior is not like sleeping, for the behavior of other people who have not believed is like that. It is necessary that we (incl.) be prepared and that we restrain our evil desires.” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “If that is so, let us not be following the behavior of those who don’t believe who are as-if asleep, but rather let’s be ready and let’s also control ourselves.” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “That’s why we aren’t to make ourselves the same as the others who are still under the jurisdiction of darkness, who live with no awareness-of-danger for it’s like they’re asleep. It’s necessary that we who are under the jurisdiction of light/enlightenment are ready and that we are always keeping ourselves under control.” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)
  • Tenango Otomi: “Therefore, it should not be that you rest from thinking, like other people. Rather it is wanted that you think well.” (Source: Tenango Otomi Back Translation)