complete verse (Hebrews 11:7)

Following are a number of back-translations of Hebrews 11:7:

  • Uma: “[It was] from Nuh’s faith, [that] he submitted to the command of God. God said to him that there would be a flood wiping-out the world. So, even though he had not yet seen it happen, he followed the command of God, and he made a big boat, so that he with his wife and children would not drown. From his faith, all the people in the world were punished, but as for him, he was straight in God’s sight.” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “Nu also really trusted in God because when he was told by God that there would soon be a disaster coming to the world, he believed even though he could not see it then. He followed God’s commands and he made a big ship for him and his family (lit. children-wife) to go in/ride in. So-then when the big flood came and the world was covered, they were not destroyed. All other people in the world were punished by God but Nu was considered righteous/straight by God because he trusted in God.” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “There is also the faith of Noah, because when God warned him of the destruction that would come, he believed him even though he had not yet seen that destruction. He made a large boat called the ark, and when the ocean overflowed he was saved, along with his family, and they were not drowned. By means of that faith of his we understand that he realized that all sinful mankind was worthy of being destroyed by God. And then God regarded him as righteous because he believed what God said.” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “Let us also consider Noe. Because of his faith, he totally believed what God warned him concerning what would happen at a future day. Even though he had never-seen anything like that, he believed nevertheless and made an ark (RL daong) so that he and his family (lit. they who were a family-unit) would be saved. Because of this faith of his, God counted him as righteous, but as for his companions who didn’t believe, it was shown that they were in-error.” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “Well now, as for Noe also, because his believing/obeying was good, he really acknowledged-as-true God’s warning about the far-from-ordinary judgment which was coming, even though none of it had yet happened before his eyes. Therefore, according also to what God said, he made a big thing- they -could-ride/sail-in, so that the whole family would be saved. Because of that believing/obeying of his he was regarded as righteous in God’s sight, and in that also it became clear that it was essential to judge all those other people here under heaven because they did not believe/obey what God said.” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)
  • Tenango Otomi: “Noah believed that it is true what God says. He believed when God told him that there would be danger even though it lacked the day on which would happen what he was told. Yet he made the boat which God told him to make. Thus in it was saved Noah along with those who lived in his house. Since Noah believed this word, it is to be seen that the people committed sin by not believing what God said. And his sins were cleared because he believed that it is true what God told him.” (Source: Tenango Otomi Back Translation)