complete verse (Hebrews 12:1)

Following are a number of back-translations of Hebrews 12:1:

  • Uma: “Relatives! We can say, all those people who lived long ago, they are standing around us, and they strengthen our hearts with their testimonies. Because of that, I fire-up your hearts: Come let us discard all that hinders us. Let us discard sin that clings-to us, and we must endure, following the way that God has made-certain for us, like people who compete-running.” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “As for us (incl.), we (incl.) are surrounded by crowds of people who followed God in old times and they witness that God is really trustworthy. Our (incl.) following God is figuratively like a (foot) race. Therefore we (dual) should leave whatever obstructs us (incl.) in our (incl.) running and we (dual) should leave/give-up the sin which addicts us (incl.). And we should really persevere figuratively running as God has commanded us (incl.).” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “And as for us (incl.) also brothers, here in our believing God we are like those who run in a race. And since there are very many believers long ago who have shown us that God is faithful, it’s necessary that we abandon anything which is able to hinder us in the race and also abandon behavior which is not right which it seems we are always doing. And we must run strongly until we arrive at our (incl.) goal.” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “As for us now, we are compared to those-running-in-a-race who are being viewed (lit. spectated) by all those who confirmed the importance of faith back then. Therefore let us follow-the-example-of what a runner-in-a-race does so we will remove whatever encumbers/hinders us, as-well-as the sins that are as-if sticking to us. Let us persevere in running-on the racetrack that God has taught/pointed-out to us” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “Well now, if we liken our life to a contest, those people in the past whose believing/obeying and trust in God was sturdy, they have now raced-to their destination and now, it’s like they are surrounding us because they’re watching. Therefore, we need to drop/give-up now the sin or whatever thing like prevents or restricts us and (we need to) persevere to complete our course.” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)
  • Tenango Otomi: “We now see that very many people endured all the suffering they went through because they believed that it is true what God says. The same for us now, let us endure all the suffering we must go through. Concerning that which we know hinders us, let us throw to the side. Let us separate from sin which spoils our faith. Let us earnestly endeavor in the coming days to do what God wants us to do.” (Source: Tenango Otomi Back Translation)