complete verse (2 Peter 1:20)

Following are a number of back-translations of 2 Peter 1:20:

  • Uma: “But more important that all else, you must remember this: what those prophets wrote, we may/can not explain-the-meaning-of according to our own desire.” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “But remember what I am saying here because it is very important, that there is no person who can simply by himself explain what was caused by God to be written in the holy-book.” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “And it’s very necessary that you understand that no one can explain properly the teaching written by the prophets of God long ago if the Holy Spirit has not caused him to understand it.” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “Remember/Think-about this, because it’s extremely important: nothing has been prophesied which God caused-to-be-written which the prophet said of-his-own-accord.” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “Above all, you must really comprehend that there is really nothing at all of what was written by those prophets which has its origin in human perception/understanding.” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)
  • Tenango Otomi: “It is necessary that you know that the word written by the prophets of God in the Holy Book are not the prophets’ own thoughts which were written down.” (Source: Tenango Otomi Back Translation)