complete verse (2 Peter 3:10)

Following are a number of back-translations of 2 Peter 3:10:

  • Uma: “But the Lord will certainly come! And his arrival will be very startling, like the arrival of a thief. On that day the sky will be destroyed with a rumbling noise, every thing that is will be gone/stripped-away eaten by fire, and this world and all its contents will be burned up all-together.” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “But Isa Almasi our (incl.) Lord will really come back. His return will be sudden like the arrival of a thief. That day the people will hear a very loud noise and suddenly all things in the sky will melt through/by fire and the sky will disappear. Likewise everything there is here in the world/on earth including the world/the earth will burn also and disappear.” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “In spite of that, God will carry out just the same His destruction of the world. Mankind will be surprised suddenly, just like they would be surprised by a thief. On that day a crackling sound will be heard, and the sky will go out of existence. Everything will be broken up and completely burned. The whole earth and everything in it will be burned.” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “But the day when the Lord will come will arrive nevertheless, and his coming will be sudden like the arrival of a thief. On that day, there will be a loud (lit. strong) roaring-noise and the sky will disappear. The sun, the moon and the stars will also melt in the fire, and so also the earth and everything that is in the earth will be burned-up.” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “But well, even though that’s what he wants, the day really will come when he fulfills this promise of his to destroy the world. What this returning of the Lord is like, it’s like a thief whose time-when-he-will-steal isn’t known. But on that day, the sky/heaven will suddenly be removed, along with a roaring-noise. And all it contains will be destroyed by being totally burned up. The world will be like that too, including all it contains, being totally burned up also.” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)
  • Tenango Otomi: “Concerning the day the Lord comes, the hour is not known by anyone, just like it is not known when the thief will arrive in the night. At that hour, the heavens will have loud sounds. All that is seen above, all will come to an end by burning. Here on earth, all that there is will burn.” (Source: Tenango Otomi Back Translation)