complete verse (Hebrews 12:15)

Following are a number of back-translations of Hebrews 12:15:

  • Uma: “Be careful that none of your companions retreats from God and refuses / turns-down his love. Be careful that there does not appear in your midst a person who is like a plant that has poison, and who bothers your harmony, with the result that many people are carried-off to sin.” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “Be careful, for God loves and has mercy and/but perhaps you turn-your-back-on/reject (him). A person who turns-his-back-on/rejects God is figuratively like a plant the fruit of which is bitter and poisonous. He troubles the trusters in God and finally he influences some to sin as he does.” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “Be on your guard because there might be some of you who will not accept kindness of God. For a person like this is like the grass which bears bitter and poisonous fruit. He disturbs the believers, and many people can come to be like him in doing evil.” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “Watch-over/Look-after-one-another so that none of you turns-his-back on God’s grace, because that kind of person, he is compared to a plant whose fruit is bitter, and if he/it grows among you, many are the ones it will make-bitter who will be rubbed-off-on by his sin.” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “Nurture/look-after one another’s believing/obeying so that there will be nobody at all among you who is like left behind with-reference-to God’s grace/mercy. For if there is someone like that, that’s what will lead him to drop/give-up. For what a person who does like that is like is weeds with poisonous fruit. Well, if he is just left to grow/become-strong, of course many will be affected (lit. transferred to) in that their head will be troubled, for it’s like (they) will be like poisoned by his poison.” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)
  • Tenango Otomi: “Receive the grace of God which he wants to give you, don’t refuse it. Be very careful that you do not cause that it happens that you spoil the faith which others have.” (Source: Tenango Otomi Back Translation)