complete verse (Hebrews 12:2)

Following are a number of back-translations of Hebrews 12:2:

  • Uma: “Our eyes aim-at Yesus, our Leader who slashed/blazed our way and who brought-to-completion our faith. He endured suffering to the point that he died on the cross. Death on a cross was something very shameful. But even so, it didn’t matter-to-him, he chose to die crucified, for he kept in-his-mind’s-eye [lit., kept in-eye-eye, cf. 11:26] the gladness that he would get afterwards. Now he has sat down at the right side of the Seat of God in heaven.” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “We (dual) should cause our (dual) trust to remain/be-steadfast in Isa because he is the source of our (incl.) trust and he is its goal. He endured being nailed to the post and he was not ashamed to die on that post, because he knew that God would reward him with something causing joy. Na, now he is there sitting at the right hand side of God.” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “Let us hold tight to our faith in Jesus because He is the one who is the origin of our faith, and by means also of Him, our faith will be drawn tight. He endured being nailed to the cross and He was not shamed by His being killed, but rather He thought how happy would be His situation after He had finished that suffering. And now He sat down on the very high in rank seat which is on the right side of God.” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “with our minds concentrated on Jesus, because he is the one who leads us and who makes-sufficient our faith. Because of the joy that he was anticipating, he endured his suffering on the cross, never-minding his being-shamed, and now/today he is seated at the right-side of the one who is ruling who is God.” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “(What’s) necessary is, we will keep our eyes fixed (fig.) on Jesus, who is the one who showed us all what complete and unequalled trust and believing/obeying God is like. He just regarded-as-nothing the big-size of the shame of his death on the cross because what he was always causing-to-dominate his mind/inner-being was, the far-from-ordinary happiness that would be his in heaven. And-so now, he is now sitting on the right side of God’s seat of kingship.” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)
  • Tenango Otomi: “Always let our hearts dwell upon Jesus Christ. Because it is he who caused that we believed that it is true what God says. And it is he who will cause that we believe well forever. This Jesus Christ, even though it is shameful for someone to die on the cross, yet he was not ashamed. He endured all the suffering he went through on the cross. For he knew that when the suffering would be past, then greater would he have joy, being there at the right of God.” (Source: Tenango Otomi Back Translation)