complete verse (2 Peter 2:20)

Following are a number of back-translations of 2 Peter 2:20:

  • Uma: “How pitiful it is for those people. They really know/knew our Lord Yesus Kristus, the King who lifts us from the punishment of our sins, to the point that they become released from the evil behavior that is in this world. Yet after that they become entangled/tripped-up again in evil behavior, to the point that that evil behavior controlled them. In the end their disaster is worse than [it was] at the first.” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “If there are people who leave/give up their doing bad in this world because they now trust in Isa Almasi our (incl.) Lord and the one who saves us (incl.) and then they return to do that again and are addicted to sinning, worse things will happen to them than in the beginning/before.” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “If there are some people who have come to understand about our Lord Jesus Christ, they might be saved from evil behaviour here on the earth which can destroy them. However, if they are successfully tempted and they return again to their former enslavement by evil behaviour, the place where they wind up will be even more painful.” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “If a person has already escaped-from the filthy way-of-life of people in this world because of his coming-to-know Jesu Cristo our Lord who saves us, but he returns to be-enslaved again and be-defeated by his former sins, his last status is worse than the former.” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “Consider this, that the people who dropped/gave-up the evil which is done by people here in the world for they truly acknowledged Jesu-Cristo, that he is our Lord and Savior, if they return to this evil, being enslaved again, it’s certain that their situation will be more evil than before.” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)
  • Tenango Otomi: “Concerning the person who has departed from the evil that is here in this world because he has known the Lord Jesus Christ our Savior, and then again turns his heart to live evilly, then greater is the sin he committed than the sin he had before.” (Source: Tenango Otomi Back Translation)