complete verse (1 Peter 3:3)

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

  • Uma: “If you want to be beautiful, don’t [have] beauty just on the outside, like fixing your hair or beautifying the self/body with gold or expensive clothes.” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “Don’t think that that is what makes you beautiful when you make your appearance good/beautiful, like when you comb your hair and when you use jewelry and when you dress well. It is not this that makes women beautiful.” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “As for you women, do not think that the way you will become beautiful is by means of excessive decorating your hair and dressing yourselves with expensive things like gold and expensive clothing.” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “Your beauty, it should not be based on beauty-aids (al-alti: includes make-up, jewelry, etc.) that women use such as their fancifying (same root: alti) their hair, their putting on expensive bracelets and necklaces, and their putting-on-expensive -clothes.” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “Remember that what makes you beautiful is not fixing the hair, using of gold body ornaments and dressing in top-quality clothes, all of these being only on the outside.” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)
  • Tenango Otomi: “Concerning how you beautify yourselves, let it not only be that you fix your hair to look beautiful, or that you decorate yourselves with gold or that you wear very good clothes.” (Source: Tenango Otomi Back Translation)