complete verse (1 Peter 3:17)

Following are a number of back-translations of 1 Peter 3:17:

  • Uma: “It is in-fact good if we receive suffering because of our good deeds, if that is the desire of God for us. That is a lot better than receiving suffering because of our evil deeds.” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “Because it is better for us/for one (dual) to endure/suffer because of our/ones (dual) doing good if that is God’s will than if we/one (dual) endure/suffer because of our/ones (dual) doing bad.” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “It is better if we have to endure painful treatment because of our righteous activities if that is what God has destined for us, rather than if we have to endure painful treatment because our activities are bad.” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “Because if God wants you to be hardshipped, it is preferable if your hardship is-on-account-of your doing good than your doing evil.” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “For like I said, it’s much better if what causes you to be subjected to hardship is because of your doing good, if it is the will of God. Certainly it shouldn’t be that what causes you hardship is, because of evildoing.” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)
  • Tenango Otomi: “If it be that God wants that you suffer, it is better that you suffer because you do good, not that you suffer because you have sinned.” (Source: Tenango Otomi Back Translation)