complete verse (Hebrews 10:2)

Following are a number of back-translations of Hebrews 10:2:

  • Uma: “If for example the people who worshipped like that were really cleaned from their sins, they would have stopped bringing their worship-gifts, for they would know that their sins had been forgiven and they would no longer have been thinking about [lit., in-hearting] their being sinful.” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “For if the people worshipping God were really clean/holy from their sins because of their sacrifices, they would no longer always think that they still had sin and they would no longer have to sacrifice again.” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “For if by means of that way the ones who were worshipping were made clean it would not be necessary to sacrifice again, because their sins would have been forgiven and they would have known that they would not be punished because of their evil behavior.” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “Because if it were true that they were properly cleansed from their sins, they wouldn’t have continued making-offerings, because they wouldn’t have still felt that they had sins.” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “For if their sin really could be removed by sacrifices like these, well-then of course the sins that they have done would not now be heavy still on their minds/inner-beings. And is it not so that it would not still be necessary to make-sacrifice again?” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)
  • Tenango Otomi: “If it had been that their sins were taken away by their doing what all the law commanded, then they would no longer make sacrifices. Because concerning people who make sacrifices, they would do it just once if they thought that their sins were cleared, then their hearts would no longer be sad, thinking that they have sin.” (Source: Tenango Otomi Back Translation)