complete verse (2 Thessalonians 2:13)

Following are a number of back-translations of 2 Thessalonians 2:13:

  • Uma: “So, relatives that the Lord loves, it is very fitting we keep on saying thank you to God because of you. Because he chose you from the first to be lifted from the punishment of your sins. You were lifted from the punishment of your sins by the power of the Holy Spirit who made you the holy portion of God, and by your faith in the true news.” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “But you, my brothers, we (excl.) really ought to thank God because of you the ones loved by our (incl.) Leader. Because when this world was not yet created, beforehand you were chosen by God so that you would be saved. You are saved because your livers are/were made clean/holy by God’s Spirit and (because) you believed the true teaching about Isa Almasi.” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “Brothers, who are dear to the Lord, it is not possible that our thanks to God because of you is not always big. For long ago when He created everything He chose you so that He might free you from punishment by means of the power of the Holy Spirit which was the means by which you were made His possession and by means of your believing the true doctrine.” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “But as for you brothers whom the Lord loves, it is necessary that we (excl.) continually thank God on-account-of you. Because starting-from the-very-first, God had already-chosen that you in-the-future would be the ones who would-be-saved on-account-of your believing the truth and the Holy Spirit’s changing-you -into his holy people.” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “But we (excl.) must always be thanking God because of you, our (excl.) siblings in believing who are valued by the Lord. Because, from when there was not yet a world, God chose you already that, through the strength of the Espiritu Santo, you would be saved and set-apart as his righteous/straight people because of your believing/obeying this truth.” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)
  • Tenango Otomi: “Listen, brothers, our Lord Jesus Christ loves you. Therefore now, it is necessary always that we (excl.) thank God for what he has done for you. Because from the first, God chose you, having determined to save your lives. When you believed the true word, the Holy Spirit caused that you were in the hand of God.” (Source: Tenango Otomi Back Translation)