complete verse (1 Peter 2:6)

Following are a number of back-translations of 1 Peter 2:6:

  • Uma: “In the Holy Book the Redeemer King [Messiah] is compared to a rock that God chose. Like this its sound: ‘I chose an expensive rock, I plant it on Sion Mountain, I made it the main foundation stone. Whoever believes in that stone, they will not have-a-fall / be-disappointed.’ [an idiom that means that you were counting on someone to do something and that person ‘lets you down’]” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “Because the holy-book says hep, ‘I have chosen a very valuable stone, to-be/which-is used to make the house firm/strong in the city/town Siyon. Whoever trusts in it/him will really not be made ashamed.’ This stone is a parable/figure-of-speech. It means Isa Almasi.” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “For there is a written Word of God which says, ‘There is a king whom I have chosen and He is like a very precious stone. I will place Him in the town of Zion. He is like a strong stone upon which a house is built. Anyone who trusts in Him will not be disappointed, for He is the one to be trusted.’ This is the written Word of God.” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “We know that these-things are true, because there is that which God caused-to-be-written which says, ‘Look, I have chosen a most-valuable stone which I have erected in Zion which makes-firm the house. Even anyone who believes in him, he will absolutely not be shamed.'” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “Because it says in what is contained in the writing which is the word of God, ‘Consider this. There is someone whom I have chosen, whom I am setting up in Sion who is like a far-from-ordinary smoothed stone/rock which is the main-support of a house. As many as trust in him really won’t be let down.'” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)
  • Tenango Otomi: “It is written in the Holy Book that God says: ‘There in Zion I will put a stone in place which will be for the corner of my house. It is a chosen stone, and it is supremely valuable. He who believes in him, there will never come the day that he will say that it isn’t true what he believes.'” (Source: Tenango Otomi Back Translation)
  • The Greek text of 1 Peter 2:6-7 is translated in Martu Wangka (combined with verse 7) “The Father’s talk from a long time back, is like this, ‘Some people will make a shade and they will stand up two forked sticks. And then they will get another long strong stick and lay it across (on those other two). And they will get that same strong stick and throw it down thinking mistakenly that it is rubbish. The Father from above will take that stick which was thrown down and make a shade out of it. After that we will see that very good shade which was made from that stick.'” (Source: Carl Gross)