complete verse (Hebrews 11:5)

Following are a number of back-translations of Hebrews 11:5:

  • Uma: “From Henokh’s faith, he did not die, he was lifted alive from this world. No-one found him, for God lifted him from this world. In the Holy Book is written: before Henokh was lifted, God was happy about him.” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “Also Idris of old, because of his trust in God he did not experience death. He was searched for but nobody could find him because he had been taken up by God. The holy-book says that at the time when Idris was still here on earth, God was really pleased with him.” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “And Enoch also, because of his faith he did not die, because God made him immortal, and he’s no longer seen here on earth because he’s there with God. There is a written word of God which says that before Enoch was made immortal, God was pleased with his behavior.” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “Another also who believed was Enok. Because of his faith, he didn’t die but rather God took him while he was still alive. So although they looked-and-looked for him, they were not able-to-find him, because God of-course had taken him. There is that which God caused-to-be-written which says that before he was taken, God was pleased with him.” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “Well now, also because of the strength of believing/obeying, as for Enoc, (he) didn’t die. God just transferred him to second life. He really was no longer seen (lit. met-up-with) for he had truly been transferred. For it was indeed said in the writings that really, as for Enoc, God was always pleased with him, that’s why he was just transferred.” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)
  • Tenango Otomi: “Enoch believed that it is true what God says. God then took him while still alive to heaven. He didn’t die before going. So he was not to be encountered on earth because God had taken him up. And it says in the Holy Book that God looked well upon how Enoch walked and then took him up.” (Source: Tenango Otomi Back Translation)