complete verse (1 Peter 1:16)

Following are a number of back-translations of 1 Peter 1:16:

  • Uma: “For there is the Word of God that was written long ago that says: ‘You must be holy, because I am holy.'” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “For it is written hep in the holy-book, it says, ‘Don’t sin,’ says God, ‘because I do not have sin.'” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “For there is a written word of God which says, ‘It must be that there is nothing in our actions to scold you for just like there is nothing in my actions to scold me for.'” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “Because there is that which God caused-to-be-written which says, ‘You must be holy, because I, I am holy.'” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “For that is in harmony with his written word which says, ‘You must live lives which are far from all sin, because as for me, I really am very far from whatever sin.'” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)
  • Tenango Otomi: “In the Holy Book it is written, ‘Do that which is supremely good, because I am supremely good,’ says God.” (Source: Tenango Otomi Back Translation)