complete verse (Hebrews 12:11)

Following are a number of back-translations of Hebrews 12:11:

  • Uma: “While we are being advised and beaten, we aren’t happy, we feel it hurt. Afterwards, when we have become clear [i.e., aware, mature] because of that advice, our lives become good [i.e., happy, at peace] and our deeds become upright.” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “When we (dual) are punished we (dual) are not happy because we (dual) have difficulties. But when God punishes us (incl.) and we (dual) endure and believe, the final outcome (will be that) our (dual) works/doings are straight and our (dual) thinking is peaceful/we have peace in our minds.” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “And when God trains us, we do not like it because what we have to go through is difficult. But when His training of us is finished and by means of this we are already trained by God, then our behavior is already righteous and then our situation is very peaceful.” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “It is admittedly true that advice and spankings do not make-us-happy upon their arrival, because they hurt, but when we are taught/trained by them, the outcome is good, because it leads to a peaceful mind and righteous behavior.” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “Really as long as it’s the time when he is correcting us, we are not happy, for it’s hard for us. But when it has now passed, provided we submitted-meekly/patiently, our life will become all the more righteous/straight, that being what will lead us to a mind/inner-being which is much more peaceful.” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)
  • Tenango Otomi: “When God whips us, we suffer, we don’t like the whipping he gives us. But when our hearts understand that it does us good, they are at peace and more do we endeavor to walk good.” (Source: Tenango Otomi Back Translation)