complete verse (Hebrews 11:21)

Following are a number of back-translations of Hebrews 11:21:

  • Uma: “From Yakub’s faith, when he was about to die, he blessed the two children of Yusuf, and he worshipped God while he leaned his head on the end of his walking-stick.” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “Yakub also because of his trust in God asked blessing from God for his grandchildren, the children of Yusup when he was about to die. Then he bowed down over his walking stick and worshipped God.” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “And as for Jacob, he also believed God, for when he was about to die he pronounced a blessing on his grandchildren, the sons of Joseph. And then he leaned over on his walking stick and he worshipped God.” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “And likewise also with Jacob, he showed that kind of faith, because when he was close to dying, he supported-himself on his walking-stick worshipping/praising God, and he blessed his two grandchildren who were the children of Jose.” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “Like that too, because of his believing what God said, before he died Jacob also caused-to-be-pierced with words which cause-grace/mercy his two grandchildren who were the children of Jose. And even though that Jacob was just leaning-heavily-on his walking-stick, he just indeed worshipped God.” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)
  • Tenango Otomi: “Jacob also believed that it is true what God says. Therefore when he was about to die, he told the two sons of Joseph that they would encounter God’s blessing. He spoke this word while he leaned on his staff, worshipping God.” (Source: Tenango Otomi Back Translation)