complete verse (2 Peter 1:9)

Following are a number of back-translations of 2 Peter 1:9:

  • Uma: “But persons whose behavior is not like that are like blind persons. For as for a blind person his seeing is not clear, so also persons who are like that their thinking is short, for they do not remember that they were cleaned from their past sins.” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “But even though the person is trusting in Isa, if he doesn’t do what I said there, he is like a blind person or a person who can’t see far because he forgets already that his former sins have already been forgiven by God.” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “But if there is a believer who will not do this, it is as if his mind is blinded, since he does not understand what is right. Perhaps he has forgotten that he has been cleansed from his former evil deeds.” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “But if there is a person who isn’t following these behaviors, he is like a blind-person or a person who is nearsighted (lit. his sight/view is close). Because he has already forgotten that his former sins were washed-away.” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “But well, the truth is, whoever has believed who does not have these habits/ways, what he’s like is blind. He does not exert (lit.lengthen) his mind/thinking. For he isn’t considering the fact that he has been made clean, for on his believing/obeying the Lord, his sins which he was doing in the past were forgiven.” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)
  • Tenango Otomi: “But he who does not do what I tell you, his mind is closed as though he were blind, he forgot that God forgave the sins he committed before.” (Source: Tenango Otomi Back Translation)