complete verse (Hebrews 12:17)

Following are a number of back-translations of Hebrews 12:17:

  • Uma: “You know the story, afterwards he did desire to get the blessing from his father, but he was no longer given it. For even though he wept requesting it, there was no longer any way for him to repair/make-good his wrong.” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “You know that after some time he wanted that his father should ask blessing for him from God but his wish was not fulfilled/followed because he could no longer change what he had done. He could not get back what he had exchanged even when he wept a lot.” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “And after a long time, he thought about it, that it would be good if he the eldest were the one to be blessed by his father so that God might bless him. However, it was no longer possible because it was no longer possible for him to take back that which he had already traded, even though he wept begging.” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “We know that when that was finished, Esau regretted what he had done for he strongly-desired to receive his father’s blessing which was part of his right as firstborn. But even though he pleaded with him crying, it was not possible, because he had no way to change the results of what he had done.” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “You know don’t you that, after doing that, he was asking his father anyway that he would cause-to-pierce his body the words which cause-grace/mercy which are really for the oldest-child? But he was now refused because what his father had already said could not be made-new, no matter how much more (was) Esau’s forcing and his tears.” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)
  • Tenango Otomi: “You know what Esau did afterwards. Very much did he want to get back what was to have been his from his father, yet he couldn’t accomplish it. Even though he cried much, yet he couldn’t change what he had brought about.” (Source: Tenango Otomi Back Translation)