complete verse (2 Peter 1:4)

Following are a number of back-translations of 2 Peter 1:4:

  • Uma: “From the bigness of his life and the goodness of his heart, he gave us blessings that are so very good [lit., that are no kidding their goodness], and very big that he had promised to us. His purpose in giving you those blessings is so that you can take-after [i.e., imitate] God’s character, and not any longer follow evil desires. Those evil desires destroy the lives of people who do not know God.” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “Because-of/through the power of God he has given to us (incl.) what he had promised us (incl.), his very good and valuable promises. Because of these his promises we (incl.) ought no longer to indulge the greedy-desires of the world which can destroy us (incl.), and our (incl.) customs can now resemble God’s customs.” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “This is His fulfillment of His promise that He would bless us with very great and precious things. The reason He promised this is so that our behaviour might imitate the behaviour of God and that we might avoid here on the earth fulfilling our evil desires, for these can destroy us.” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “Because of this greatness and goodness of his, there is that which he has given to us who have escaped/evaded the destruction of body and mind that results from the evil desires of people in this world. What he has given us, it is the very-valuable and very-important (things) that he has promised so that through these, we will join-in-experiencing his godhood.” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “Through these, this glory and supernatural-power of his, he gave us some very-far-from-ordinary promises, so that our nature/ways can-become-like his nature/ways which are really good. For we have escaped-the-clutches of our slavery to indulging the evil desires we grew-up-with/were-born-to, which is what leads a person to a lifestyle which will be destroyed.” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)
  • Tenango Otomi: “Therefore supremely wonderful is the word that is promised about what is to be given to us. Now it comes to us that we will live as God lives. No more will we want to do the evil that is here on earth.” (Source: Tenango Otomi Back Translation)