complete verse (Hebrews 12:14)

Following are a number of back-translations of Hebrews 12:14:

  • Uma: “You must live in harmony with all people. Exert effort to live holy, for no-one will see the Lord if they are not holy.” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “Really stay away from/avoid quarreling and really persevere that your conduct is only holy in God’s sight. For whoever is not holy really cannot see God.” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “Do whatever you can so that your fellowship with everybody will be peaceful and so that you might produce righteous behavior; because if we are not righteous we cannot see God in the future.” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “Put-forth your efforts (lit. ability) to get-along-with all people. Also strive to follow a holy way-of-life, because the person who is not holy, he will not be-able-to-see the Lord God.” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “You need to strive for harmony which will make peaceful your fellowship with your fellow-man, and put sin far away from you. Because those who are desirous of sin, they will not be able to live (lit. share) with the Lord in the future.” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)
  • Tenango Otomi: “Earnestly endeavor not to argue with anyone. Separate from all the evil there is. Because the person who does not want to separate from evil will not be able to see God.” (Source: Tenango Otomi Back Translation)