complete verse (1 Peter 3:7)

Following are a number of back-translations of 1 Peter 3:7:

  • Uma: “So also men/husbands, live in harmony with your wives, and consider how to help them, for their strength is not like the strength of men. But even so, your wives are just the same as you in the sight of God, because he has also given them eternal life the same as you. That is why you must honor them as like is fitting. For if you do not live in harmony with your wives, your prayers will be hindered.” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “Now we (incl.) also who have wives we (incl.) should live-in-harmony/be-in-agreement with our (incl.) wives. We (incl.) should remember that they are weaker than we (incl.) are, therefore we (incl.) should respect them. And we (incl.) are equally given by God life without end in heaven because of his love and mercy to us (incl.). Do this so that God will hear when you pray to him.” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “As for us (incl.) men also, it is necessary that we take good care of and we respect our wives. For even though their bodies are weaker than ours, they are like us, for God has also given them life forever. and it is necessary that we respect them so that God will listen to our prayers.” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “You men also, you must esteem/respect and properly care-for your spouses, because they are weaker than you. Also esteem/respect them, because they inherit-with (nonpast) you the life that has no end that God gives. Follow these (instructions) in order that nothing will block your prayers.” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “Well as for you men now, you must truly treat- your wife -hospitably/well. Care for them well, recognizing that as for them, they can’t equal the strength of the man, and recognizing also that you are the same, female and male, in being graced by God with life which is without ending. Therefore treat them well so that there’s no hindrance when you pray.” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)
  • Tenango Otomi: “Also I speak to the men. Live well with your wives. Show respect to them because they are not strong like you are. Respect them because they also along with you are to be given the grace of the new life. Do this in order that when you pray to God, God will hear what you ask.” (Source: Tenango Otomi Back Translation)