complete verse (2 Peter 1:5)

Following are a number of back-translations of 2 Peter 1:5:

  • Uma: “So, since he has helped you in this way, relatives, really exert effort to add-on to your faith good character. And to your good character you also add-on clearness of heart [i.e., clear thinking, wisdom].” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “If you want that your customs are like God’s customs you should really strive to cause your customs to be good, for your trust ought to be accompanied by good behavior. And strive so that your knowledge/wisdom becomes deeper.” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “And since this is His assistance to us, it is necessary that we do as much as we can so that our faith in Him might be drawn tight by means of good works. And as for the good works, we must draw them tight by understanding what is right.” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “Therefore put-forth your efforts (lit. ability) in order to add to your faith good character/behavior. What you are also to add to your good behavior is your knowing the right-thing to do.” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “Therefore because of the big-size of this grace/mercy of his to us, we must persevere with real perseverance, so that as for us who trust and believe/obey the Lord, our nature/ways are really good. We must always strive for wisdom/understanding which causes to recognize what is good and what is not.” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)
  • Tenango Otomi: “Therefore do not just have faith, earnestly live better. And do not just live good, get understanding.” (Source: Tenango Otomi Back Translation)