complete verse (Hebrews 1:5)

Following are a number of back-translations of Hebrews 1:5:

  • Uma: “Never once has God spoken even to one angel like this: ‘You(s) are my Child, Today a I-relate-to-you(s)-as-Child.’ Also never once has God spoken about one angel like this: ‘Me he relates-to-as-Father, and him I relate-to-as-Child.’ These words are directed only at God’s Child.” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “For God has not spoken to his angels as he spoke to his Son, he said, ‘You are my Child/Son. Now I am your Father.’ And God also did not speak about any angel like this, ‘I am his father and he is my son.'” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “For there is a written word of God to His son which says, and He says, ‘You are my son and I say today I will show that I am your Father.’ However, there is no angel of His that He spoke to like that at any time. There is another written word of God which says, ‘It can be that I am His father and He is my son.’ And it’s not the angels He was talking about there.” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “Because there is absolutely no angel to whom God said, ‘You (singular) are my Child. Today I will show that I am your (singular) Father.’ Neither did God say regarding even any angel, ‘We (excl.) are father-and-child.'” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “Because, from back in the past, there wasn’t even one angel to whom God said, ‘Today/now, I am positively-indicating that you (singular) are my Son. I am your Father. ‘ And there’s no angel at all he was referring to (lit. causing-to-be-hit) by these words of his saying, ‘From now on it is evident that I really am his Father, and as-for-him, (he is) really my Son.'” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)
  • Tenango Otomi: “This Son of God is greater than all the angels. Because God said to his Son: ‘You are my Son. And now it will be known that I am your Father,’ he said to him. But God never has said to even one angel that which he said to his Son. Again God said: ‘I am his Father. He is my Son,’ he said.” (Source: Tenango Otomi Back Translation)