complete verse (1 Peter 2:9)

Following are a number of back-translations of 1 Peter 2:9:

  • Uma: “But you, relatives, God chose you, he made you priests that do the worship work of our King. He set you apart to be his portion and his holy people/subjects. He did that so that you spread-the-news to all people about his powerful doings, you tell them that he called you out from darkness to enter into his light that is no kidding its goodness.” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “But you the ones who believe him, you are hep the ones chosen by God to be made his people. You are also like priests (imam) working for God your sultan. You are the people set apart by God so that you follow him whole-heartedly. You are the people belonging to God/God’s people. You are chosen by him so that you can spread-abroad-telling about the good (things) he did. He fetched/got you from the darkness and you were brought by him into the light.” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “However, as for us, by contrast, we (incl.) are his chosen ones. We are the sacrificers of the chosen King who is Christ. We are the ones who are His subjects; we are the people who belong to Him. The reason He chose us was so that we might spread the news about His very amazing works. He is the one who acted supernaturally so that we might believe and we might be removed from darkness. And now He illuminates us (incl.), which is to say, His blessing upon us is very good.” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “But you however are the ‘chosen family of God’ and the ‘group of priests who serve our King.’ You also are the ‘ones whom he rules who have been dedicated/offered to him,’ because you are the ‘people whom God has chosen as his-own.’ He is the one who called you to leave the darkness in order to be enlightened by his amazing brightness. And he chose you in order that you would make-known the very-good (things) that he has done.” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “But as for you, you are people who have been chosen by God. You are kings in his kingdom, and priests who serve him. You are like a nation of people who have been secured/dedicated by God as really his. You were chosen as his people so that you will cause to be evident the amazing-things which are his doings. For he is the one who released you from the darkness of sin so that you would live in the light of his far-from-ordinary goodness/splendor.” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)
  • Tenango Otomi: “But you are the people chosen by God. You are priests who worship God our ruler. You are separated from evil, in that you are God’s people now. Therefore you proclaim the message that God is supremely good. He called you when you lived in the darkness of evil in order that you go to where the wonderful light is.” (Source: Tenango Otomi Back Translation)