complete verse (Hebrews 2:3)

Following are a number of back-translations of Hebrews 2:3:

  • Uma: “So, how much heavier the punishment of God on people who do not regard/pay-attention-to the news of goodness [salvation] that the Child of God delivered to us! For that news is better than the words delivered by angels long ago. So, if we do not pay attention to that goodness [salvation], we will certainly not be released from punishment! The Lord Yesus himself was the first to spread that news of goodness [salvation]. And people who heard that news from his very lips, they were the ones who recounted it to us, with the result that we know that it is true.” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “Therefore how shall we (dual) escape from God’s wrath if we (dual) disregard (lit. not do what) this great salvation? The Lord Isa, he is hep the first one to spread/make-known about this salvation, then those who heard him made sure to us (incl.) that this is true.” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “In the same also, as for us (incl.) human beings, we also cannot avoid the punishment of God if we pay no attention to and we do not obey, that which was taught to us about the powerful setting us free from punishment. The first one who told about this was our Lord Jesus; and the people who heard Him, they’ve testified here to us that these things are true.” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “If like that is what happened to those who didn’t obey what angels told, will we indeed (rhet. quest.) be able-to-escape punishment if we ignore the extremely-valuable salvation of people that the Lord Jesus spoke-of? Because the Lord Jesus was the first to tell concerning this salvation of ours, and the ones who heard him, they confirmed the truth of it to us.” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “Well, if it’s like that, it’s certain we will not be able to run away if we still disregard this far-from ordinary salvation. The Lord Jesus was the first one to explain about this salvation and then, those who heard him, they have also testified about it to us.” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)
  • Tenango Otomi: “Therefore now, how much greater will be the punishment we will meet up with if we do not pay attention to the good news which tells us how to save our souls? Because the Lord Jesus Christ himself told how our souls would be saved. Concerning the people who believed the word he spoke, they were assured that this word is true. Therefore they passed the word on to us.” (Source: Tenango Otomi Back Translation)