complete verse (1 Peter 1:17)

Following are a number of back-translations of 1 Peter 1:17:

  • Uma: “Relatives, you dwell in this world like a person just passing through. And when you pray to God you say that he is your Father. That is why you must submit to God while you are still living in this world. Because the God that you relate-to-as-Father, he is the Judge [lit., Sitter] who decides the cases of every person according to their behavior, he does not discriminate [lit., consider-the-appearance of] people.” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “When God will judge mankind he will judge each-one-individually and he will not make a difference between them. He will judge all their deeds good and bad. Therefore, because you call God ‘Father’ when you pray, you should really honor/respect him as long as you live here in the world.” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “And since we have called on our Father God for help, it is necessary that our respect for Him is very tight while we are still living here on the earth. He is the one who investigates the activity of mankind according to what each one has done, and He shows favoritism to no one.” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “Remember that the God whom you acknowledge as Father in your praying, he also is the one-who-judges. And he will judge all people according to what each one has done without making-distinctions. So you should esteem/respect and fear him during your presence on this earth.” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “It’s good for you to be considering that as for this God whom you call Father, he will pass judgment on all, according to what they have done. He doesn’t discriminate against anyone. Therefore it’s necessary that you respect him with fear, as long as you are still here under the heavens.” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)
  • Tenango Otomi: “When you pray to God, you say, ‘My Father, God,’ you say. But God doesn’t play favorites when he judges how each one of us has lived. Therefore it is necessary that you live in fearful reverence during the days you live here on earth.” (Source: Tenango Otomi Back Translation)