complete verse (1 Peter 3:1)

Following are a number of back-translations of 1 Peter 3:1:

  • Uma: “So also you women, submit to your husbands, so that if you have husbands who do not believe in the Word of God, your behavior will cause them to believe. You do not need to say anything to them,” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “Now you also, women you should follow/obey what your husbands wish so that if there are those who don’t yet believe God’s word/message they will finally believe if they see your good customs. Even if you do not talk to persuade them, finally they will believe in Isa,” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “As for you women also, it is necessary that you submit yourselves to your husbands, and then even though they do not believe the Word of God, they still might believe if they can see your good works. It is not necessary for you to preach at them,” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “Now you women who are married, submit-yourselves also to your spouses so that if there are any of them who don’t believe/obey the word of God, they will be persuaded to believe because of your good behavior. Even if you say nothing, they will believe nonetheless,” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “Now you women, you must submit well to the leadership/management of your husband, for if it’s like that, even if your husband doesn’t acknowledge-as-true the word of God, when they observe these good natures/ways of yours, maybe that will lead them to believe in the Lord, even though no-one is storying/teaching them.” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)
  • Tenango Otomi: “Listen, you women. Obey your husbands. Concerning a woman who has a husband who doesn’t believe God’s word, there will come the day he will believe when he sees the good life you live. It isn’t necessary that you tell him to believe the word.” (Source: Tenango Otomi Back Translation)