complete verse (1 Peter 3:15)

Following are a number of back-translations of 1 Peter 3:15:

  • Uma: “Offer our lives to Kristus, and admit/confess that he alone is our Lord. We must make-ready ahead of time our answer to answer people who ask us why we trust in God. But we answer them with smooth/gentle words and with humbleness [lit., a low heart].” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “You should respect Isa Almasi in your liver and you should honor him because he is your Lord. Think beforehand what you will answer if someone asks you why you trust in Isa Almasi.” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “You must always consider that your master is Christ. You must always prepare an answer if someone asks you why you trust in God.” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “but rather thoroughly esteem/respect and acknowledge Cristo as the holy Lord. Always be prepared so that if someone questions you concerning the basis of your hope/expectation as a Cristoian, you will be able to answer. But see to it that your way of answering is soft/gentle, showing proper respect.” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “Rather, concentrate your mind/inner-being to acknowledge Cristo with respect, that he really is your Lord/chief. You must always be ready to explain to whoever will ask you concerning this Good News which you are sure of. But be careful to explain slowly/gently to them and to speak with respect.” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)
  • Tenango Otomi: “Respect Christ because he is your Lord. If someone asks you about your beliefs, always know what to answer them. Act respectfully to those who question you, and when you speak, do so softly.” (Source: Tenango Otomi Back Translation)
  • Martu Wangka: “You should sit true to Christ and think like this, ‘Jesus Christ is my big boss and I will sit true to him only.’ If another person asks you, ‘Why is it that you sit true to Jesus?’ You should carefully report to him Jesus’s talk — you should not speak angrily to him.” (Source: Carl Gross)