complete verse (2 Peter 2:5)

Following are a number of back-translations of 2 Peter 2:5:

  • Uma: “So also the evil men of long ago, God did not let them go without punishment. The world long ago he destroyed with water, with the result that all the disobedient/rejecting people died. Only the prophet Nuh and seven other people he helped so that they did not die, for Nuh spread/preached the Word of God to all people and advised them to follow his commands.” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “The people in the world of old times also, they were not pitied/shown mercy by God but/instead because of their sins God flooded this world. He only saved Nu and his seven companions. When the flood had not yet come Nu always preached to the people telling them to cause their doings to be straight/righteous.” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “Neither did God also overlook all mankind long ago, for He caused the ocean to overflow and all who had no respect for Him drowned. Only Noah was saved who had taught righteous behaviour, and there were also seven other people whom He saved.” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “God also punished the collective-people who had no thoughts for him who lived in the time of Noe long ago, because he flooded the earth and they drowned. But as for Noe who preached that they should follow a righteous way-of-life, God saved/rescued him and seven other people.” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “And something else, consider that because people were always opposing the will of God back in the early days of the world, that’s why God destroyed/dissolved this world. There really were none at all he saved, except Noe and seven people who were with him. The people had like that happen to them even though Noe was causing them to comprehend what the life was like which pleased God.” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)
  • Tenango Otomi: “Neither did God forgive the ancient people who lived long ago. Rather the land was covered by water then there was a deluge of rain which finished off the evil people. Only eight people in all were left, including Noah, the one who told the sinners to live good lives.” (Source: Tenango Otomi Back Translation)