complete verse (1 Peter 1:1)

Following are a number of back-translations of 1 Peter 1:1:

  • Uma: “This letter if from me, Petrus, the apostle [messenger] of Yesus Kristus, I send it going to you relatives that have been chosen by God, and who are scattered around in the provinces of Pontus, Galatia, Kapadokia, Asia and Bitinia, and who are living-as-aliens in the midst of people who do not know God.” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “This writing is from me, Petros. I was commissioned by Isa Almasi, commanded to proclaim his word/message. I send this letter there to you the people chosen by God, the strangers who are scattered in all the different countries/places. I send this to you there in the place Pontus, the place Galatiya, the place Kappadoke, the place Asiya, and in the place Bitiniya.” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “I, the one writing this am Peter. I am an apostle of Jesus Christ, which is to say, his sent one. I write to you who have been chosen by God, who have separated from each other outside of your town. Some of you have fled to the province of Pontus, others have fled to the provinces of Galatia, Capadocia, Asia, and Bythinia.” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “I am Pedro who am an apostle of Jesu Cristo. Here is my letter to you who are God’s people who are strangers/foreigners in this world who reside in Pontus, Galacia, Cappadocia, Asia and Bitinia.” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “I who am Pedro, who is an apostle (glossary item) of Jesu-Cristo, am the writer of this. The ones I am writing to are you who were chosen by God as his people who are like now-scattered, and foreigners in the place of Ponto, Galacia, Capadocia, Asia and Bitinia. Admittedly you are still living here under the heavens, however the truth is, it’s like you are now just transients.” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)
  • Tenango Otomi: “I am Peter, Jesus Christ’s representative. I greet those who have left their land and live in the foreign land of Pontus, and in Galatia, and in Cappadocia, and in Asia, and in Bithynia.” (Source: Tenango Otomi Back Translation)