complete verse (2 Thessalonians 2:3)

Following are a number of back-translations of 2 Thessalonians 2:3:

  • Uma: “No matter how the words of others are, don’t allow yourselves to be deceived. For before that day comes, these two things have to happen first: many people will retreat from their faith, and an evil person will appear who will oppose God. That evil person, he will be proud [lit., his heart will be high], he will put himself [lit., his life] ahead of all that is worshipped on earth. And he will dare [emphatic] to sit in the House of God, saying that he is God. So, it is certain ahead of time that he will be thrown into hell.” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “Whatever (happens) don’t let yourselves be fooled/deceived. (lit. how-how don’t you want caused-to-be-stupid.) Because before that day arrives most people have to be against God/oppose God, then also the most wicked person has to appear/come out first. He will really oppose God’s law and his portion is in/he belongs to hell.” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “You must not believe any word from any lying people. For that day cannot yet come to pass if the rebellion of people against God has not yet taken place. At that time the person who is the greatest transgressor will be revealed. He has been destined to go to hell.” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “Whatever they say, don’t be deceived into believing that, because it’s not possible for that day to arrive until many people come-forth who oppose God and the one who opposes all of God’s laws who is destined to be punished in hell will also appear.” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “Please, whatever they come out with, be careful that you aren’t misled. For it’s true, this returning of the Lord won’t just be able to be fulfilled anyway if it hasn’t yet been reached that God will be opposed by all-people/humanity with real opposition, and the one called Epitome of Rebelliousness will appear-on-the-scene, for whom God already has unending punishment in store.” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)
  • Tenango Otomi: “No matter how many tell you this, do not let them deceive you. Because before the day when the Lord arrives, it is necessary that first there go about people who are disobedient and become enemies of God. When this happens, then there will appear the person who surpasses in sin. This one has already been determined to be punished.” (Source: Tenango Otomi Back Translation)