complete verse (Hebrews 11:33)

Following are a number of back-translations of Hebrews 11:33:

  • Uma: “Because of their faith, they made kings submit, they ruled with straightness/justice, they got what God promised, they closed the mouths of lions,” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “These people because of their trust in God they challenged big countries to fight and they defeated (them). Some of them ruled straight/righteous in their country and some of them received what God had promised. Some of them defeated lions and they were not bitten.” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “For by means of their faith in God some of them overcome the soldiers of big towns and still others, they ruled righteously over their subjects, and others yet, they received what God promised them, and others, they defeated the ferocious lions and they were not bitten.” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “Faith was important to all of them, for because of their faith, some of them were-victorious in their fighting-with other countries, some ruled properly, and some received what God promised. Others, there were fierce lions that they caused-to-stop so they didn’t bite,” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “As for all of these people, because of the strength of their believing/obeying and trust in God, they really accomplished much. Many are the kingdoms they defeated. Wholly justice/straightness is what they set in motion over their subjects and they received what God promised them. As for others, they caused-to-be-shut-tight the mouths of even lions.” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)
  • Tenango Otomi: “These people all believed that it is true what God says. Therefore some made wars and conquered powerful rulers. Some ruled well and encountered the blessing which God promised. Some were placed where there were ferocious animals, yet the animals didn’t bite them.” (Source: Tenango Otomi Back Translation)