complete verse (Hebrews 11:39)

Following are a number of back-translations of Hebrews 11:39:

  • Uma: “All those people, God was happy about because of their faith. But they did not yet get the main thing he had promised to them.” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “God was pleased with these people because they trusted in him. But until they died they did not receive what God had promised to them,” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “God is very happy with people like this; however, in spite of that they have not received what God promised them.” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “All of these, God approved of them because of their faith, but they still didn’t gain the fulfillment of what he promised.” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “As for those people, God really was pleased with the strength of their believing/obeying and trust in him. But even though it was like that, he did not fulfill in their time what he had promised.” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)
  • Tenango Otomi: “All of these people were looked well upon by God because they believed that it is true what God says. But they were not yet given that which God promised to give them.” (Source: Tenango Otomi Back Translation)