complete verse (2 Peter 2:21)

Following are a number of back-translations of 2 Peter 2:21:

  • Uma: “It would be better if people like that didn’t even know at all the true way, than for them to know the true way but not want to follow God’s command(s) that had already been announced to them.” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “It would have been better for them if they had not known the way towards God than after they knew it they turned-their-back-on/rejected God’s commandments which they have been told/informed-of.” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “It would have been better if they had never discovered the way for them to be made righteous, rather than to have them discover it and they turn thier back on it and do not obey God’s command to them which they were caused to understand.” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “It would be better if he had not come-to-know the path that leads to a person being-made-righteous than his coming-to-know-it, then however turning-his-back-on the holy commands that were taught to him.” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “For it’s better if they hadn’t known this trail/path of truth concerning salvation, rather than to have dropped/given-up, even though they understood what was taught to them which came from God. Really far more is the punishment they will meet.” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)
  • Tenango Otomi: “It would be better that he had not known the straight road than when after knowing about it he departed from the holy word God commanded about how he should live.” (Source: Tenango Otomi Back Translation)