complete verse (1 Peter 3:16)

Following are a number of back-translations of 1 Peter 3:16:

  • Uma: “And our behavior must not be able to be faulted. Our behavior must be as is fitting for followers of Kristus, so that if there are people who falsely-accuse us, they will just end up be embarrassed instead.” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “But what you say shall be good when you answer and treat those who ask you according-to-custom/respect them. You shouldn’t do any bad so that you are not troubled in your mind in order that if somebody talks-evil-about/insults you about your good conduct, because you follow Isa Almasi, they will finally become ashamed about what they said.” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “You must be respectful as you answer, and you must speak softly. There must be no sin in your breath, as disciples of Christ, for if you have no evil behaviour, the one who criticizes you will become ashamed because of what he says.” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “Your thoughts/minds should always be clean so that if there are those who speak-evil-of you because of your good behavior as a Cristoian, they will be shamed by their evil words.” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “And as-has-been-said, make sure that what you are doing always is, only that which you know to be righteous, so that the ones who speak-derogatorily of your serving of Cristo, they will be ashamed of those libels/sarcasms of theirs about you.” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)
  • Tenango Otomi: “That which you know is good, that is what you must do. Therefore those who speak evil of you because you are believing in Christ will be made ashamed.” (Source: Tenango Otomi Back Translation)
  • Martu Wangka: “And if you continue to sit true to Jesus Christ, maybe another person may scold you for nothing, then that one will become shamed because you sit correctly for Jesus.” (Source: Carl Gross)