complete verse (Hebrews 1:3)

Following are a number of back-translations of Hebrews 1:3:

  • Uma: “He is the one who shows us the bigness of God’s life [i.e., glory]. His character and power are the same as the character and power of God. He is the one who controls and cares for all that there is by his powerful word/talk. After he had cleaned mankind from their sins, he went and sat at the right side of God, at the Seat of his Kingdom / his Kingdom Seat in heaven.” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “There in him can be seen the brightness/glory of God and he resembles God exactly/is exactly like God (in looks and character, implicit). He rules/holds this world by his powerful word. And when he had finished his work so that the sins of mankind can be forgiven, so-then he went to heaven and he is sitting at the right-hand-side of God the Ultimate in Power.” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “By means of this son of His, the powerful shininess of God is revealed because they are just the same. Whatever God is, that is also what His son is. And by means of the power of this son’s speaking, He controls every created thing. And when He had finished removing our (incl.) sins, He returned to Heaven, and He sat down on the right side of God in order to rule.” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “All the goodness and greatness of God can be seen in him, because he is the exact (lit. correct correct) showing of God’s godhood. He also is the one who arranges/harmonizes and controls/is-in-charge-of all that exists, and he uses only his word because it/he is powerful. When what he did to cleanse people’s sins was finished, he returned to heaven and sat-down on the right-side of God.” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “There in his Child it’s like the praiseworthiness/glory of God shines because however God is, just like that is this Son of his. By the strength of the word of this Son of his, he (i.e.the Son) now is the one controlling (lit. holding-in-his-hand) and in charge of (lit. leading/taking) all things. After he had done the cleansing of people’s sin he then sat down on the right side of the unsurpassably supernaturally-powerful God in heaven.” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)
  • Tenango Otomi: “Like God is supreme, like that is his Son supreme, for they are the same. And only upon his speaking what will happen, then all the things in earth and also in heaven continue to exist. This person cleared our sins. Afterwards he went to heaven where he rules, sitting at the right of his Father God.” (Source: Tenango Otomi Back Translation)