complete verse (1 Peter 2:5)

Following are a number of back-translations of 1 Peter 2:5:

  • Uma: “so that you also are made by him to be like living stones that are used to build the worship house to God. He also made you holy priests. For like priests offer offerings/sacrifices to God, so also you offer your hearts to God, you consider it your offering to him. And that offering of yours does gladden his heart, because of the mediation of Yesus Kristus.” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “Now you have already new life from God. Let yourselves be used by God figuratively as stones for building his house. The meaning of God’s house is all the people who follow/obey him and are ruled over by his Spirit. And work also for God figuratively like priests (imam) chosen by him. Your work for him is thanking and praising God. And your thanksgiving and your praise God will accept because of Isa Almasi.” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “As for us (incl.) also who have been given life forever, let us submit ourselves to Him so that we also might become like building stones for a house where God will be worshipped. And in that house of His, He will make us to become sacrificers whom He has chosen. And then by means of the help of Jesus Christ, we can offer sacrifice. And the sacrifice which He desires is: we will worship Him by means of the Holy Spirit.” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “Because of your coming-near to him, you also can-be-compared to living stones, because you are being used in-being-built-into a spiritual (naispiritoan) temple. You are also serving as God’s holy priests who are offering to him spiritual offerings with which he is content/pleased through Jesu Cristo.” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “Well since you are now submitting to him, he has given you renewing of your lives, and a likeness of you also is smoothed rocks/stones too which the Lord is using as materials with which he is building a house which is a worship-place to God. He is also making you like priests who are secured/dedicated as belonging to God. However, what you(emph) are-to-be-using-to-worship is your serving and praising him, which pleases him because of what was done by Jesu-Cristo.” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)
  • Tenango Otomi: “You must want that God makes you to be a stone for the building of God’s house of prayer. And you are as though priests in order for you to pray to God. God approves of this because you believe in Jesus Christ.” (Source: Tenango Otomi Back Translation)