complete verse (Hebrews 11:8)

Following are a number of back-translations of Hebrews 11:8:

  • Uma: “From Abraham’s faith, he followed God’s command. God called him and ordered him to go to a village/place that was far-away, he said to him: ‘That village/place over there [out of sight] will become the portion of you and your descendants.’ So, even though he did not know where he was going, he left, following/according-to God’s command.” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “Ibrahim also because of his trust in God he believed what God said to him that he should leave from his own country and go to a different country, a country that God promised that he would give it to Ibrahim. Therefore Ibrahim left his country even though he didn’t know where he was going to.” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “And as for Abraham also, he had faith for he believed the word of God that he should leave his town and go to another land which God promised that he would give to him and to his descendants. And then he left his own town, even though he had no idea at all about the land which was promised to him.” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “Abraham also was one who obeyed God because of his faith. Because when God instructed him to go to a country that he would own in-the-future, he obeyed immediately and started-out, even though he didn’t know where he was going.” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “Well, also because of his believing/obeying and trust in God, Abraham obeyed what God said to him that (he should) transfer to a place that would be made-his-own. He really did not refuse even though he did not know anything concerning that place to which he was going.” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)
  • Tenango Otomi: “Abraham believed that it is true what God says. Therefore when God called him, telling him to go away from where he was living and go to the land he would tell him to stay in, he did what he was told. He left the land in which he was living and went. And he didn’t know at all where he was going.” (Source: Tenango Otomi Back Translation)