complete verse (1 Peter 4:18)

Following are a number of back-translations of 1 Peter 4:18:

  • Uma: “In the Holy Book it is written like this: ‘Even people whose character is straight must undergo/suffer suffering first, and only then receive goodness/salvation. Even more so evil people and those who do not submit to God!'” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “The holy-book says hep, ‘The people who follow/obey God almost are not saved. Na, how can the people who don’t follow/obey God and the sinners be saved?'” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “For there is a written Word of God which says, ‘If the righteous people are saved with difficulty, do you think those people who resist God and whose behavior is wicked will be saved?'” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “This also is what God caused-to-be-written which says, ‘If the salvation of righteous people is difficult, is it indeed-the-case (RQ implying of course not) that the person who has no thoughts for God and the characteristically-sinful will be saved?'” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “For it’s like what is contained in the writing which says, ‘Even those who are righteous/straight in God’s sight, to whom he will give salvation, they indeed have hardships now which they are experiencing. Therefore the big-size really can’t be told of the hardship which will be experienced by sinners, those for whom the will of God is really far from their mind/inner-being.'” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)
  • Tenango Otomi: “This is what was written about in the Holy Book which says: ‘If it is that it is hard to save the good person, what will happen to the person who has sin and doesn’t respect God then?'” (Source: Tenango Otomi Back Translation)