complete verse (1 Peter 2:12)

Following are a number of back-translations of 1 Peter 2:12:

  • Uma: “Sometimes there are people who do not know the Lord who falsely-accuse you, they say your actions are evil. That is why you must be careful with your behavior, so that they see the goodness of your behavior. In the end they will admit that your behavior is good and end up praising God on the day he comes.” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “Cause your conduct to be good among those who don’t trust in Isa Almasi so that if they accuse you of doing bad, they can see your good deeds and when Isa Almasi returns they will praise God because of you.” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “Your behaviour must be very righteous so that people who are not believers can see it. For even though they say that your behaviour is wicked, they will know just the same that what you do is good and they will praise God in the future on the day when He comes down to mankind.” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “You should constantly be following a good way-of-life in the sight of your townmates who don’t believe. Because if you do that, even though they now accuse you saying that you are doing evil, they will nevertheless see the good that you are doing, and they will praise God on the day when-he-comes.” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “It’s essential that you be careful of your nature/ways, for you know that you are still in the midst of your fellow-countrymen who don’t acknowledge/know God. For even if they say you are doing evil, they will comprehend that your nature/ways are good after all. Therefore, the outcome is, they will praise God on that day when he graces them that their mind/inner-being and mind/thinking will be made new.” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)
  • Tenango Otomi: “Live a good life among those who do not believe in Christ. They are speaking evil of you now, saying that you are sinners. But there will come the day that they will know that you truly do good. Therefore they will praise God at that day he comes.” (Source: Tenango Otomi Back Translation)