complete verse (1 Peter 5:12)

Following are a number of back-translations of 1 Peter 5:12:

  • Uma: “I wrote this short letter of mine with the help of Silwanus, our relative in the Lord Yesus, I know that his faith stays/lasts [[i.e., is a faithful believer]. My purpose was to tell you as clearly as possible how the love of God to us really is, and I fired your hearts to remain trusting in that love of his.” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “Silas is the one who helped me write this short letter. He is one of our siblings trusting in Isa Almasi whom I really trust. I write to you because I want to comfort/encourage your liver and so that you come to know about God’s love and mercy/pity for you. Really don’t reject his love to you.” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “Silvanus has helped me to write this. He is our (incl.) brother who is very dependable. The reason I have written this to you is so that your faith might be drawn tight. I want you to know that I have taught you that God’s kindness to you is true. And don’t you forget this.” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “The one who helped me write this short letter, it is Silas whom I consider/count as a trusted brother of ours. I have written this to strengthen your faith and to confirm to you that what you have been experiencing is the true mercy/grace of God. Make-firm in your minds that mercy/grace of his so that you won’t be forgetting or turning-your-backs-on (it).” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “Through the help of Silas I was able to write this letter of mine which I am sending to you. This Silas, he is one of our siblings in believing whom I really can rely-on/trust. Hopefully even though I have said very little (lit. only these few syllables) in this letter of mine, I really want that your mind/inner-being will become strong in your following/obeying Cristo. And I testify that all this explanation of mine concerning the grace/mercy of God is really the truth. Therefore hold fast through this grace/mercy of his.” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)
  • Tenango Otomi: “This is the letter I send to you, to be carried by Silvanus our brother whom you can believe in whatever he tells you. I haven’t written a lot of things to you in this letter. I want to encourage you and to testify that this word which I wrote tells about how God blesses you. With this word be firm.” (Source: Tenango Otomi Back Translation)