complete verse (2 Peter 2:12)

Following are a number of back-translations of 2 Peter 2:12:

  • Uma: “But those lying teachers [emphatic], their thinking is indeed not clear. They disparage the powerful things/beings that they do know know/understand. Their behavior is like that of animals that don’t think or like animals that are born to be hunted and killed. Like those animals are killed by people, so also those lying teachers will be punished by God because of their evil actions.” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “But these teachers are like forest (wild) animals. These animals don’t know how to/cannot think and their result/purpose is only to be caught and killed. These people, whatever enters their minds/thoughts, that is what they do, and-what’s-more they even insult/talk-evil-about what they don’t understand. They will certainly be destroyed.” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “But as for these lying teachers, they don’t consider them to be fearful, for their inherent behaviour is to criticize. They are like animals without shame who are destined to be captured and killed. They speak in rejection against what they do not understand. Death without end is where they will wind up.” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “But these people, they speak-evil-of what they don’t understand. They are like wild animals who are unreasoning. The outcome of the lives of these animals, they are caught and killed. And so also with them, because they will be punished forever.” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “However as for these people, what is in their mouth is insults. Even the things they don’t understand, they insult/belittle them. What they are like is animals who have no mind/inner-being, for they only follow the desire of the body. As for animals, it’s like they are born so that they can be caught and killed. Well as for these people, it’s like that too. What will happen to them is they will be lost-permanently/destroyed.” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)
  • Tenango Otomi: “But these men do not understand about the greater authority of those they speak bad about. They live like animals, what comes to their minds they do. An animal which destroys things is captured in order to be killed, like this will happen to these people, they will be killed.” (Source: Tenango Otomi Back Translation)