complete verse (2 Peter 3:15)

Following are a number of back-translations of 2 Peter 3:15:

  • Uma: “Say/Consider that the Lord’s being patient is giving mankind opportunity to be freed from the punishment of their sins. That also is the content of the letters that Paulus, our relative whom we love, has written to you. He wrote it according to the wisdom [clearness of heart] that the Lord gave him.” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “You ought to consider that the reason that our (incl.) Lord has not yet come is so that the people still have time to regret their sins so that they will be saved. Paul our (incl.) beloved brother wrote also like this to you through/from the knowledge/wisdom that God gave him.” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “Do not forget that the reason God is being patient with us is so that we might be freed from his punishment. This is also what our (incl.) friend Paul caused you to understand in the letter he sent to you. God revealed this to him.” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “Remember that the reason the Lord is patient is that he wants people to have opportunity to be saved. These-things also are what our much-loved brother Pablo wrote-about to you according to the wisdom that God gave him.” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “Consider that the Lord is just being patient, so that many will be given time to be able to be saved. Isn’t it so that when our dear sibling in believing, Pablo, wrote to you, he already mentioned this, according to the wisdom/understanding given to him by God.” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)
  • Tenango Otomi: “Realize that our Lord Jesus Christ has not come because he wants other people to find how to save their lives. Concerning this word I tell you, likewise our brother Paul wrote letters to send to you. It was what God put in his thoughts to send you.” (Source: Tenango Otomi Back Translation)