complete verse (2 Peter 1:3)

Following are a number of back-translations of 2 Peter 1:3:

  • Uma: “God’s life is indeed big, and his heart is very good. From his bigness of life and the goodness of his heart he called us to be[come] his children, to the point that we indeed know him. And he used his very big power, he gave us everything we need in our lives and our following him.” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “Because of God’s power he helped us (incl.) so that we (incl.) can follow all his commands and we (incl.) can do whatever is good. The reason that he helps us (incl.) is because we (incl.) know already Isa Almasi and we (incl.) were chosen hep by Isa Almasi so that we (incl.) could imitate his good customs/behavior and be made great/honored together with him (lit. accompany him being honored).” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “By means of the power of God, He helps us in many ways so that we might obey His commands while we are living here on the earth. The reason this is possible is because Jesus Christ has been made known to us (incl.), who is the one who caused us to believe so that we might share in His righteousness and in His very great highness.” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “By-means-of his power which is also God’s power, he has given us all we need to follow a godly way-of-life. We are able to follow that, because of our knowing him who called us by-means-of his own greatness (lit. highness) and goodness.” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “Really through the strength of the supernatural-power of God, he has given us all we need, so that our lives can be made new that we will live in harmony with his will. We have this ability on the strength of our truly acknowledging him, he who put it in our minds to submit to him through the strength of his praiseworthiness/glory and his supernatural-power in his Godship.” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)
  • Tenango Otomi: “Jesus Christ caused that we knew that he is above all in order that he be able to call us. Because we know Christ now, God has power to cause that we live according to the teaching of our faith.” (Source: Tenango Otomi Back Translation)