complete verse (Hebrews 12:10)

Following are a number of back-translations of Hebrews 12:10:

  • Uma: “Our parents in the world advise us for just a few years. Their advising has its limitations, for they advise us according to what is good in their sight. But God advises us in order that we get what is good, in order that we become holy like him.” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “Our (incl.) fathers in the world when they punished us (incl.) it wasn’t for long and in their punishing they followed what they thought good. But God when he punishes us (dual), he punishes us (dual) for our (incl.) good so that we (incl.) become righteous/straight like he is.” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “As for our father here on earth, it’s only for a short time that he trains us according to what he thinks is good. But as for our (incl.) father in Heaven, the reason He trains us is so that we might be helped, and that we might be righteous also, like Him.” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “Because our fathers on this earth, it was only how many years that they admonished us according to what they thought was right. But God’s admonishing us is based on what he knows will lead to our betterment which is our sharing in his holiness.” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “As for the correction by our parents, it was only until we were full-grown people, and (it was) according to whatever was their perception of what was for the benefit of us children. But as for God’s correction, it truly is for our benefit so that we will live very far from all sin just like him.” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)
  • Tenango Otomi: “Now our fathers here on earth, during the days they brought us up, whipped us when they thought it would do us good. But God, when he whips us, it truly is proper to do so because he does all that is good for us. He wants that we walk in all that is good, just like God does all that is good.” (Source: Tenango Otomi Back Translation)