complete verse (2 Thessalonians 1:11)

Following are a number of back-translations of 2 Thessalonians 1:11:

  • Uma: “That is why we always pray for you, relatives. In our prayers we say like this: ‘Oh God our Father! We request that those Tesalonika people there you(s) make fit to be called yours(s) followers, because you(s) have already chosen them to be your (s) followers. We request that with your (s) power you(s) fulfill/cause-to-come-to-pass all their intentions wanting to do good and you(s) bring-to-completion all their work that they work because of their faith in the Lord Yesus.’ That is our prayer we pray for you, relatives.” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “Therefore we (excl.) continually pray-to/ask-from God for you, that you may be helped so that your doing matches/is right for the people chosen by God. We (excl.) also pray that because of God’s power he will help you so that you will be able to do all the good that you want to do because you trust already.” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “Because of this we always pray for you. We pray that God might make your behavior worthy of your faith in Him. We pray that by means of His power He will act so that you will fulfill every kind of good behavior which is now your purpose because you have believed in Him.” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “Therefore we (excl.) are always praying for you that God will change-you -into people who are worthy of his-having-called/invited you. May he guide/direct you by his power so that all your good intentions/purposes are fulfilled and all that you are doing on-account-of your faith will be finished.” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “That’s why we (excl.) are always praying to God for you. We(excl.) are asking that hopefully he will help you to live in harmony with the way-of-living which pleases him, which is fitting for people whom he inspired (lit.put it in their mind/inner-being) to submit to him. And hopefully, through his supernatural-power, he will help you so that each thing you are thinking which is good will be fulfilled, things which you want/intend to make a habit of or want to do because of your believing/obeying him.” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)
  • Tenango Otomi: “Therefore now, always we pray to God concerning you. We ask God that concerning the word to which he has called you to live, that is what you will live. We ask God that he will strengthen you to do all the good that lights on your hearts. And that he will strengthen you to do all the good that is required by your faith.” (Source: Tenango Otomi Back Translation)