complete verse (1 Peter 3:4)

Following are a number of back-translations of 1 Peter 3:4:

  • Uma: “Real beauty appears from in our hearts, like for example a woman who is quiet/thoughtful and whose character is smooth/kind. That [emphatic] is the beauty that never changes, and the price of which is expensive in the sight of God.” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “But/instead your beauty should be from inside your liver, that means your customs are good and you have a humble/lowly liver. This beauty will not go away/move and it is really valuable in God’s eyes/sight.” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “For it is necessary that the way you become beautiful is by good works which come from your breaths, such as soft speaking and peaceful actions, for beauty like this cannot, by contrast, be removed, and it is very precious to God.” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “But rather it should be based on what is in your mind/thoughts. Because the beauty that never-goes-away that is very-valuable in God’s sight, it is the beauty of a patient/gentle and peaceful person.” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “Rather, take good care of what is in your mind/inner-being. For what really is true beauty which doesn’t fade is that you are correctly-behaved/nice and meek/patient in all you do and say. That is beauty which God really values.” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)
  • Tenango Otomi: “That which you beautify yourselves with is to be that which always lasts, the beauty in your heart in that when you speak, you speak beautifully. This is what God likes very much.” (Source: Tenango Otomi Back Translation)