complete verse (Hebrews 11:23)

Following are a number of back-translations of Hebrews 11:23:

  • Uma: “[It was] from the faith of the parents of Musa, [that] they hid him for three months after his birth. They saw he was attractive, and they were not afraid to transgress the command of the king of Mesir.” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “The mother-father/parents of Musa also trusted in God. Even though the sultan had ordered that all newly born male children of the Yahudi should be killed, they were not afraid. When Musa was born they hid him for three months because they saw that he was very beautiful.” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “And also as for those parents of Moses, they had big faith in God; because even though the king commanded that all of the male children of the Jews should be killed, they were not afraid; and when Moses was born they hid him for three months so that he might not be killed, for they saw that he was a very beautiful child.” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “The parents (lit. plural father) of Moses also had faith, so when he was born, they weren’t afraid to not obey the king’s command that the recently-born Jewish boys had to be killed, but instead they hid him for three months, because they saw that he was a lovely/fine baby.” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “Well, because also of the big-size of their believing/obeying and trust in God, as for the parents of Moises, they were not afraid to go against the law of the king there in Egipto. When they observed that that child of theirs was a far-from-ordinary person, they secretly looked after him for three months.” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)
  • Tenango Otomi: “The father and mother of Moses believed that it is true what God says. Therefore when Moses was born they were not fearful of the word commanded by the ruler, that the sons of the Jews should be killed when they were born. Seeing that Moses was beautiful when he was born, they hid him for three months.” (Source: Tenango Otomi Back Translation)