complete verse (2 Peter 3:5)

Following are a number of back-translations of 2 Peter 3:5:

  • Uma: “People who speak like that, they deliberately have shut their eyes. Its meaning, they do not want to remember how God created the sky long ago with just his word. And he created the world with water, and the dry land appeared from the water.” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “They purposely/willfully don’t remember that in the old times God just/simply spoke and immediately sky and earth came-into-existence, and he caused the earth to come out of the water. And everything in this world lives because of water.” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “As for those who talk like this, what they are forgetting is: long ago God created the heaven only by His Word, and as for the earth also, He created it by means of water, and He caused the earth to appear from the water.” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “That is what the mockers say, but they are intentionally forgetting what God did long ago. Because long ago, God created the earth and what is in the sky by-means-of his command. Water is what he used to make the earth and the earth appeared from the water.” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “But what they are saying that nothing has changed, that’s really not true. For they are-deliberately-forgetting the punishment when the world was destroyed/dissolved. For isn’t it so that the sky/heaven and the world were created by the power of the word of God? Water he’d created is what he used in creating the land/world, and because of water all this which was created continues/remains.” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)
  • Tenango Otomi: “These people want to say that they don’t understand, but now it is known that God made the heavens and the earth. And he determined that the earth rose in the midst of the water, and it is the water that causes the earth to produce when it rains.” (Source: Tenango Otomi Back Translation)