complete verse (Hebrews 2:14)

Following are a number of back-translations of Hebrews 2:14:

  • Uma: “The people that he calls children are mankind with physical bodies that must die. So, that’s why Yesus also became a man(kind) and lived just the same as man(kind), so that from/by his death he destroyed the power of the King of Evil-ones, who brings/brought death to man(kind).” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “The ones Isa calls children, they are humans who have flesh/muscle and bone. Therefore Isa also became human like they so that he could experience death. And because of his death he defeated the leader of demons the one who brought death to mankind.” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “And as for us (incl.) who are children of God, we are just human beings who are subject to death. And because of this, Jesus become human also so that He might be like us. The reason He did this was so that it might be possible for Him to die. And by means of His death He might defeat Satan, who is the origin of death,” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “Since the children of God that it is talking about here are people who have bodies that die, Jesus also became a person with a body like theirs so that he would have a way to die. He did that so that because of his death he would totally defeat the Devil (RL Diablo) who is the source of people’s dying and being-separated from God” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “Well because those children being referred to are people/humans, who have flesh, blood, and a limit to life, therefore Jesus, he became a man/human too so that it would be possible for him to die also. Because, in his death he defeated Satanas, in-that he destroyed his control over people, that being what leads them to death which is unending punishment.” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)
  • Tenango Otomi: “These of whom he says are children are people. Therefore Jesus became a person in order to become like they are. He wanted this so that he could be able to die, in order that he would spoil the power of the devil, the one whose fault it is that there is death for people.” (Source: Tenango Otomi Back Translation)