complete verse (1 Peter 1:2)

Following are a number of back-translations of 1 Peter 1:2:

  • Uma: “You were chosen by God the Father because thus was his purpose from the beginning. He chose you with the work of the Holy Spirit who made you his portion, with the result that you submit to Yesus Kristus and he made you holy with his blood. Many greetings: I cry out to God, that he give you more-and-more of his blessings and goodness of life.” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “God our (incl.) Father knew you already beforehand and chose you to make you his people and your (plural) livers have been cleaned/made holy by the Spirit of God. You are chosen so that you follow/obey Isa Almasi and so that your sins are forgiven because of Isa Almasi’s blood that was poured out at his death. May (karayaw) God’s help to you increase and may the peace in your livers increase.” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “Our Father God has chosen you according to His desire long ago which was: He wanted to make you righteous by means of the Holy Spirit so that you might become subjects of Jesus Christ and so that you might also be forgiven because of your being annointed with the blood of Jesus. May He show you kindness, and may you be very peaceful.” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “God the Father chose you according to his original/previous decision (doesn’t imply later change of mind) to turn-you -into his holy people through the Holy Spirit. That’s what he decided in order that you would obey Jesu Cristo and be cleansed through his blood. May you increasingly experience grace/mercy/kindness and peace.” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “As for you, you were chosen by God the Father in harmony with what-he-had-in-mind already and had determined from the distant past. He chose you so that by the power of the Espiritu Santo who indwells your body, you will be made obedient to Jesu-Cristo, your sins now having been forgiven because of his blood which was shed (lit.caused to drip). I pray that hopefully always plentiful there with you is the grace/mercy and peace/protection of mind/inner-being which God gives.” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)
  • Tenango Otomi: “God our Father chose you because he knew what must come about in the future. The Holy Spirit caused you to become God’s people. It is wanted that you do what Jesus Christ orders you to do and to be acquitted of your sin by means of his blood which he shed. I want that God will very much give you his blessing and give you peace of heart.” (Source: Tenango Otomi Back Translation)