complete verse (Hebrews 11:4)

Following are a number of back-translations of Hebrews 11:4:

  • Uma: “[It was] from Habel’s faith, [that] he offered a worship-gift to God that was better than the worship-gift that Kain his elder-sibling offered. We know that he believed/had-faith, for God happily received his worship-gift, and from that faith of his God said that he was straight. Habel has died, but we can say that he is still speaking up to this time.” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “Habil of old, because of his trust in God his sacrifice to God was better than the sacrifice of his older-sibling Kabil. Because of this trust of Habil he was considered straight/righteous by God because God accepted his sacrifice. Even though Habil is long dead there is a lesson for us (incl.) to learn from him about/because-of his trust.” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “As for Abel long ago, because of his faith in God he made a much better sacrifice than that which was sacrificed by his older brother Cain. And by means of this faith of Abel God regarded him as righteous, because God accepted his sacrifice. In spite of the fact that Abel died a long ago, there is that which he teaches us because of his strong faith.” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “Let us consider Abel. Because of his faith, what he offered God was better than Cain (offered). Also because of his faith, God counted him as righteous, and the way-we -know is that God accepted what he offered. So even though Abel died/is-dead, he is still saying something to us because of his faith.” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “For think about (lit. walk your minds on) the people in the past with whom God was pleased. For example Abel. Because of that Abel’s believing/obeying God he made a thank-offering sacrifice which God regarded as much better than Cain’s thank-offering. Therefore, God testified that, as for that Abel, (he was) a righteous person. Proof is, he accepted his thank-offering. Now/today, even though that Abel is now long dead, his believing/obeying God teaches us a lot.” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)
  • Tenango Otomi: “Abel believed that it is true what God says. Therefore the sacrifice he made was looked well upon by God. But the sacrifice made by Cain was not looked well upon by God. Thus it is seen that God cleared the sins of Abel because he believed. And now, even though Abel has died, yet we continue to be taught from this that we do like he did in that he believed that it is true what God says.” (Source: Tenango Otomi Back Translation)