complete verse (Hebrews 12:9)

Following are a number of back-translations of Hebrews 12:9:

  • Uma: “Even our father in the world, he advise us and we honor him. So, how much more the Father of our souls. If he advises us, we really submit in order that we get good life.” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “Even our (incl.) fathers here in this world punished us (incl.) and yet we (incl.) honored them. Na, more so should we (dual) humble/put-down ourselves to our (incl.) Father in heaven so that he will give us (dual) life without end.” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “For even our (incl.) Father here on the earth, when He trains us we have to submit ourselves to Him just the same. How much more should we submit ourselves to our Father who is in Heaven? For by means of this we can come to own life which is forever.” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “As for our fathers on this earth, they admonished us (particle indicates the admonishing was appreciated), and we respected them because of their doing so. So even-more ought we to submit-ourselves to (cause-ourselves-to-be-ruled-by) our Father in heaven so we will intensively-live (both long and good life).” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “Is it not so that we respect our father here in the world if he doesn’t just leave-alone/ignore our actions which are not good but rather he corrects (us)? Therefore we are all-the-more to submit to the correction by God who has become our Father because of our believing/obeying, for if it’s like that, the outcome is that our life will become far-from-ordinary.” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)
  • Tenango Otomi: “After all, when we were small, our fathers punished us, whipping us when we did wrong. Yet we still respected them. Therefore now, how much less should we say that our Father who lives in heaven should not be respected by us. For he it is who wants us to have new minds.” (Source: Tenango Otomi Back Translation)