complete verse (2 Thessalonians 2:4)

Following are a number of back-translations of 2 Thessalonians 2:4:

  • 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: “This person will be an enemy of everything that-is-considered-God and everything worshiped by mankind. He will make himself greater than all of them and even/including in the prayer-house of God he will go and sit down and say that he is God.” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “He will resist and try to make himself higher than anything people consider to be God and anything they worship. He will even sit in the worship place, the House of God, for he will say that he is God.” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “He will oppose God and all idols/false gods and whatever else people worship/honor and he will make-himself -higher (in rank, importance) than all of them. And he will go and sit-down in God’s temple saying that he himself is God.” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “What this one who will-appear-on-the-scene will do is, he will oppose all who are worshipped by people which they regard as their god. He will elevate himself that he now is the most important, far more than all of these. And furthermore, he will even enter the Templo of God, and then say that he is the one meant by God.” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)
  • Tenango Otomi: “This person will be against all that people worship, even God he will be against. He will want that only he himself will be worshipped. He will sit in the church of God as though he himself were God. He will say, ‘I myself am God,’ he will say.” (Source: Tenango Otomi Back Translation)