complete verse (Hebrews 11:37)

Following are a number of back-translations of Hebrews 11:37:

  • Uma: “Others had rocks thrown at them till they died, others were cut-in-two with a saw, others were slaughtered. Others had very pitiful lives [i.e., lived in poverty or hardship], their clothes were just the skins of sheep and the skins of goats. They were persecuted and tortured.” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “Some also died being stoned (lit. being thrown at with stones), others had their bodies sawn in two, some were killed being slashed (impl. with bladed weapon). Others also had as clothing always the skin of sheep and goats. They were really poor and they were persecuted and beaten by the people.” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “There were also others who were killed by throwing stones at them, and there were others who were cut in two; and there were also who were killed by hitting with a sword, and others because they would not give up their faith, the only clothing they had was the skins of sheep and goats; they were very poor; they were abused and scorned by people.” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “Others, they threw-at-them with rocks until they died, others they sawed, still others they killed with swords. They caused-others -to-leave their towns and excessively hardshipped them, so they were extremely to-be-pitied. They wore only skins of sheep and goats” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “There were (those) killed by the throwing at them of stones/rocks, there were (those) sawn-up in which they were split-open-lengthways, there were (others) killed-by-a-bladed-weapon. There were some for whom all they had for clothing was, the hide of sheep and goats. They were extremely-poor, being-deceived/made-fools-of too and being treated badly as well.” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)
  • Tenango Otomi: “Others died from stoning. Others were sawn in two by a saw. Others were encouraged to do what was evil. Others were killed by swords. Others walked in the wilds here and there not having a resting place. For clothing they had the skins of sheep or of goats. Others suffered, being poor. And they were hurt, all was sadness in which they lived.” (Source: Tenango Otomi Back Translation)