complete verse (Hebrews 2:15)

Following are a number of back-translations of Hebrews 2:15:

  • Uma: “[It was] that death of his that he used-as-a-way to release us from death. For previously, we lived like slaves continually, for we were afraid of death.” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “Because of this doing of his he helped those who were afraid to die and he freed them from their fear. For as long as they lived they were really afraid to die therefore they were like grabbed/held-tightly by their fear.” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “and so that by means of this He might help us (incl.) and free us from death. Because a long time ago before we were set free, the fear of death could not be removed from us (incl.) and it’s as if we were slaves to fear.” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “and also set-free (nonpast) all those who were like slaves beginning from (the time of) their birth (lit. coming-out) because of their fear of dying.” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “Therefore, in this that he did, he released us from our fear of death. Because since our becoming people here in the world (i.e. all our lives), it’s like we are slaves to fear of this death.” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)
  • Tenango Otomi: “Concerning these people who live in misery because they fear to die all their days, he caused that they no longer fear to die.” (Source: Tenango Otomi Back Translation)