complete verse (1 Peter 3:21)

Following are a number of back-translations of 1 Peter 3:21:

  • Uma: “The water that destroyed the world at that time can be compared to the custom of baptizing at this time, for that custom carries goodness to us. But that custom is not a custom that washes our physical bodies from dirt. That custom we consider our request to God, we request that he wash our hearts from sin. And he really does wash us from our sins, with the living again of Yesus Kristus.” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “Their salvation in old times is an example/figure of our (incl.) salvation now when we (incl.) are bathed in water. The meaning of this bathing is not that the dirt from our (incl.) bodies is removed, but it is a sign that we (incl.) have asked forgiveness from God so that our (dual) mind is no longer troubled. We (incl.) can be forgiven because Isa Almasi is alive again from his death,” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “This water represents baptism which can free us from punishment. Now as for that baptism, it is not the cleansing of our bodies in water, rather it is our begging God to remove our sins. This can be because He resurrected Jesus Christ.” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “That-aforementioned water, that is the illustration of baptism. Because due-to your having-yourselves-baptized, God saves you by-means-of the living again of Jesu Cristo. And the meaning of your having-yourselves-baptized, it is not the bathing of your bodies so that the dirt is removed but rather your praying to God to clean your thoughts/minds.” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “Therefore from that we can get an illustration of our salvation, because when we were baptized, that was an illustration of how we also were liike rescued from punishment. Because this being baptized, it isn’t as if it removes dirt from our bodies, but rather, it testifies that we have asked for forgiveness for our sins. Therefore there is no longer any punishment by God that we are afraid of. This forgiveness, it really is possible now because Jesu-Cristo was made alive again.” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)
  • Tenango Otomi: “Like I am telling you, now, you have been saved when you were baptized because of Christ who was resurrected when he died. When you are baptized, it is not only that your bodies are washed, rather it is a sign that you ask God to acquit you of your sins.” (Source: Tenango Otomi Back Translation)