complete verse (Hebrews 11:1)

Following are a number of back-translations of Hebrews 11:1:

  • Uma: “What is called faith, its meaning: what we hope-for of God, we believe will certainly come to pass. Faith, its meaning: even though we do not yet see the appearance of what we are waiting for, it is certain [lit., straight] in our hearts that it will be.” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “If we (dual) really trust in God, we (dual) are sure that we (dual) will receive what we (dual) are expecting/hoping for. Because of our (dual) trust we (dual) are sure that the things which we (dual) cannot see yet are true.” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “If we have faith in God we can know that we will receive the good things that we are expecting. By means of our faith we can know in our breth that we will receive in the future the things that we do not yet see.” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “What then is faith? Faith is the persistence/assurance of our minds that what we hope-for will be fulfilled and our knowing for-sure that what we are not able-to-see truly exists.” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “Well now, this believing/obeying and trust, this is our means-of-obtaining unmoving assurance that the things (we) are eagerly-expecting/awaiting are true, even though (we) haven’t yet seen them.” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)
  • Tenango Otomi: “The person who believes that it is true what God says is the person who is assured that there will happen what he is waiting for to happen. And he is assured that it will truly happen even though he does not yet see that which will be.” (Source: Tenango Otomi Back Translation)