complete verse (2 Peter 1:21)

Following are a number of back-translations of 2 Peter 1:21:

  • Uma: “For the prophets of old announced those words not according to the desire of mankind. It was from the leading of the Holy Spirit that those prophets uttered words from God.” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “Because the words/speech of God in the holy-book come not from the thoughts of mankind. But the people who were used by God to spread his word/message were ruled by God’s Spirit therefore they could speak and they wrote God’s words/speech.” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “For as for this teaching, it didn’t just come from the mind of a mere person, rather it was inspired by God. The Holy Spirit inspired the prophets long ago, and their words are what God caused them to speak.” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “Because nothing was prophesied which came-from the mind of a person, but rather the Holy Spirit directed them in their speaking words that came-from God.” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “For these things which were written really didn’t just come from the mind/thinking of man, but rather as for those prophets, God put in their minds what he wanted to say, through the Espiritu Santo whom he caused to indwell (them).” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)
  • Tenango Otomi: “That which was spoken by God’s prophets never were just their own words which they spoke, rather the Holy Spirit brought to their minds what to speak when they spoke what God wanted them to say.” (Source: Tenango Otomi Back Translation)