complete verse (1 Peter 2:7)

Following are a number of back-translations of 1 Peter 2:7:

  • Uma: “The Redeemer King is like the/a stone that is indeed expensive to you who believe in him. But people who do not believe in him will certainly encounter disaster, with the result that words of the Holy Book long will have come to pass that say: ‘That stone was thrown away by the builders of the house. But actually that stone is the one that became the main foundation stone.’ And” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “This stone is of real great value for you the ones believing in him. But the ones who don’t believe in him, finally/eventually they will know that it is true, surprise, what is written in the holy-book saying, ‘The stone that was rejected by the people who make houses because they said it is of no use, that one is the stone of ultimate usefulness.'” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “Now as for this king who is like a stone, He is very precious to us (incl.) who have trusted in Him, however as for all who will not believe, by means of them has been fulfilled the written prophecy which says, ‘As for that building stone, the carpenters threw it away. But it has now become the stone which alone can make the house right.'” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “So as for you believers, you join-in-experiencing (non past) Cristo’s greatness (lit. highness). But as for those who don’t believe, they should remember what God caused-to-be-written which says, ‘The stone which the ones-building the house rejected, that’s what God has turned-into the most-valuable stone which makes-firm the house.'” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “Therefore he is really dear to you now, you who now believe/obey him. But to the ones who don’t believe/obey him, that which was said in the writing has been fulfilled, which is, ‘The rock which was not acceptable to the housebuilders, that very one is what was used as the main support of the house.'” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)
  • Tenango Otomi: “Now you believe in Christ, now you will know that he is supremely valuable. But it is written about that which will happen to those who do not believe in that it says: ‘This stone which the builders threw away, there is no other stone like this chosen stone.'” (Source: Tenango Otomi Back Translation)
  • The Greek text of 1 Peter 2:6-7 is translated in Martu Wangka (combined with verse 6) “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)