complete verse (Hebrews 13:4)

Following are a number of back-translations of Hebrews 13:4:

  • Uma: “All people must submit-to [i.e., respect] marriage customs. Don’t transgress [lit., go-off-the-road]. For people who are adulterers and others who behave wrongly, God will judge their cases.” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “You should honor the custom of marriage, and married couples should really not commit adultery with another woman or another man, but they should be steadfastly/continually for each other (lit. one). God will really punish people who commit adultery.” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “It’s necessary that all of you respect your marriage. It must be that there is no one who sins against his spouse (‘sins against his spouse’ = adultery). God will punish the person whose behavior is filthy and the person who sins against his spouse.” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “You should all value the status of a married-couple so that you don’t go-astray with someone who is not your spouse, because God will punish those who commit-adultery and even anyone who sleeps-with someone who is not his spouse.” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “It’s also necessary that you don’t treat- marriage -as-a-game, but rather really respect it. Because it’s certain that he will sentence to judgment all those who behave-immorally with a person who is not their spouse.” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)
  • Tenango Otomi: “Concerning all the people who are married, they must respect their marriage. They must not hunt for another to live with. Because God will judge those adulterers.” (Source: Tenango Otomi Back Translation)