complete verse (Hebrews 12:25)

Following are a number of back-translations of Hebrews 12:25:

  • Uma: “That’s why you must really be careful, don’t you reject the one who is speaking to you now! The Yahudi people long ago, if they didn’t believe/pay-attention to the words that spoke to them at Sinai Mountain, they got punished. How much more us who hear the words of God who speaks to us from heaven. If we deliberately turn-our-backs-on him, we will certainly not be released from punishment.” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “Therefore be careful. Really listen-and-obey God’s word/message and don’t oppose it. For there were people of old who didn’t want to listen to Musa the one who brought God’s word here to earth and they were really punished by God. Na, more so will we (incl.) really be punished if we (incl.) do not listen to God who speaks from heaven.” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “Therefore, carefully listen to the word of God and do not resist it. For the people long ago who would not listen to the word of God which was commanded them by Moses here on earth, if they were not able to avoid the punishment of God, how much more will you not be able to avoid the punishment if you do not obey what He says from Heaven.” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “See to it then that you don’t turn-a-dear-ear-to what God is saying. Because if our ancestors who refused to hear what God told them at Sinai on this earth were punished, even-more will we be punished if we turn-our-backs-on what he is telling us from heaven.” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “Therefore be careful that you don’t disobey/ignore the word of God. For those who did not obey his word coming from the Mountain of Sinai in the past, they really were not saved from punishment. Well, it’s much more so now if we disobey/ignore his word which Jesus brought who was caused-to-come-down from heaven.” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)
  • Tenango Otomi: “Therefore now, be very careful that you do not reject the word of God, who calls us. You now see that those people who rejected the word of God in those days when he called to them here on earth did not escape punishment. How can you ever think then that you could escape punishment if you should reject what God says, he who personally calls us from heaven?” (Source: Tenango Otomi Back Translation)