complete verse (1 Peter 2:2)

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

  • Uma: “Like a baby that is just born desires milk [lit., breast water], you also must desire the food of your souls, that is the Word of the Lord. So that from the Word of the Lord your spiritual life [lit., life of your soul] will grow stronger-and-stronger and more-and-more-mature/clear.” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “I compare you to newborn children. A newly born child always wants to suck at its mother and then it grows. Like that also should be your desire to listen to the word/message of God so that your trust in God grows-strong and you will be saved.” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “Let us be like a child still sucking who always wants milk. It’s necessary that we are always drinking the milk which is the pure Word of God, so that our faith might always be becoming strong until the time in the future when God makes us immortal.” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “You can-be-compared to recently-born babies, so you should follow-the-example of a baby who desires to nurse continually. You should thirst-for spiritual (naispiritoan) milk which is the true word of God in order that you will grow-up (lit. become-large) in your faith until your salvation is fulfilled.” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “Think about (lit. walk your mind over) the nature/ways of a baby who is always wanting to nurse. Well hopefully, you will be like that too, that you are always wanting to study the word of God, his word which is wholly truth, so that you who are his children will grow/become-strong, for your believing/obeying will increase, until (the time) is reached when you will be saved in heaven.” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)
  • Tenango Otomi: “Babies who have recently been born want milk in order to strengthen their bodies. Do likewise, wanting the word of God which is mixed in order to strengthen your liver/spirits. More and more you should understand the word until your redemption is finished.” (Source: Tenango Otomi Back Translation)