complete verse (2 Peter 3:9)

Following are a number of back-translations of 2 Peter 3:9:

  • Uma: “But you, my relatives whom I love, don’t forget this one thing. There are some people who say it has been so long, the Lord still hasn’t arrived. But in God’s sight a thousand years are the same as just a day, and one day is the same as a thousand years. The Lord is not slow/sluggish about fulfilling his promise. He has not yet come because he is patient towards you, he does not want even one person to be punished. His desire is that all people have opportunity to repent of their sins.” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “Some people think that God is slow and that he does not fulfill his promise. But the reason that he has not yet fulfilled it is because he really waits perhaps you will regret your sins. Because he does not want that even one is punished but/instead he wants that all regret and leave/give up their sins.” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “Some people suppose that the Lord is taking a long time, for why doesn’t He fulfill His promise to return. He is not taking a long time, but rather He is very patient with you, for it is not His desire that there be even one who is not freed from punishment. He wants everybody to abandon their evil behaviour.” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “According to the viewpoint of some, the Lord is late in fulfilling what he promised, but that’s not true. The truth of it is, he is extremely patient with you, because he wants no one koma to be punished but rather that all people repent koma of their sins.” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “Therefore since his opinion of time is different, we can’t say like others suspect, that this promise of his about Jesu-Cristo returning here was just an empty-promise (idiom) for he hasn’t yet fulfilled it. But the truth is, it’s only because of the big-size of his pity for us all that he isn’t yet fulfilling it. For he’s giving people an opportunity still, that they can repent/be-sorry and drop/give-up their sin. For he really wants all to be saved, that no-one at all will have to go to endless hardship.” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)
  • Tenango Otomi: “Our Lord Jesus Christ said that he would come. But now people say that the day is past for his coming. But the day isn’t past, rather he first is being patient with the people, he doesn’t want them to be punished, he wants that all peole change their lives by leaving the evil in which they live.” (Source: Tenango Otomi Back Translation)