complete verse (2 Peter 2:1)

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

  • Uma: “But there were also lying prophets of old in the midst of the people who followed God. So also at this time there will certainly be lying religious teachers in your midst. They will announce teachings that are not true that cause the downfall of people, and they reject the Lord who redeemed them. Because of that behavior of theirs they will bring about their own downfall [lit., cause their own selves to fall], and it will happen very quickly.” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “In old times there were people who said that they were prophets from God but it was not true. Likewise also nowadays there will be people appearing among you who say that they are religious-teachers but their teaching is not true. They will teach teachings that destroy your trust in Isa Almasi. Even though Isa, their master, died to take away their sins, they reject him. Therefore suddenly God’s wrath will come to them.” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “Long ago there were some lying people who pretended to be prophets of God, and in the same way also, there are some people who will appear today teaching lies to you. They teach error secretly, and this can destroy the relationship of you believers. They teach that Jesus who might have redeemed them is not our (incl.) Lord. And because of that, they will be suddenly surprised when they are punished.” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “But there were also false (lit. not true) prophets who appeared to the people back then. And so also there will be crafty-ones who teach what isn’t true who will join you. They will teach lies which are-able-to-destroy faith, and even our Lord who redeemed them, they will turn-their-backs-on-him (in Kankanaey, ‘deny’ is only verbal). Their sudden punishment will thus be their deserved-recompense.” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “But even back in the past, there were those falsely-claiming-to-be-prophets among the Israelita. Well today, like that too, there will emerge among you also those who say they are teachers. But their teaching will be agitating your mind/thinking, that which can cause destruction of your believing/obeying, for it is really far from the truth. For they really are rejecting the rule of Jesu-Cristo, he who like bought them so that they would be his people. For they don’t acknowledge him to be their Master whom whey must serve. But well, they really will without doubt be reached by punishment.” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)
  • Tenango Otomi: “In the past times there arose some Jews where were lying prophets. Also there where you are now will arise lying teachers. Secretly they will introduce the word they teach which is not true. And they will spoil those who believe what they say. These lying teachers will deny the Lord Jesus Christ who saved them. But they are hurrying to punishment by means of the word they speak.” (Source: Tenango Otomi Back Translation)