complete verse (1 Peter 4:6)

Following are a number of back-translations of 1 Peter 4:6:

  • Uma: “That is why the Good News was also spread/preached to the people who have died. The purpose is so that although they died like what usually happens to mankind, they (will) get good life of the soul according to the will of God.” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “Therefore the good news was preached even to the dead, so that their souls will live as God lives, even though they were judged by God in-their-lives/when-they-lived that they should die because that is what God ‘fates’ all mankind.” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “As for the people who died already, the Good News which comes from God was preached to them long ago so that they might be given life forever even though they were not able to avoid the death of their body, for that is the punishment of God on all mankind.” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “This is the reason that the good news was preached also to those who are dead. Because even though they experienced the punishment of all people and-so they died, the good news was formerly preached to them in order that their spirits would live-and-live (connotes good quality as well as length of life) like God.” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “Because those already dead, they have already been taught the Good News, so that if they acknowledged the truth of it, they would be given life which is without ending, even though they would experience death of the body which people inherit which is a punishment by God for Adam-and-spouse after that sin of theirs.” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)
  • Tenango Otomi: “The people who are now dead were told the good news long ago. Those who believed the word, just like God lives forever, these also are alive in spirit although their bodies have died. Because God has determined that all people must die.” (Source: Tenango Otomi Back Translation)