complete verse (Hebrews 2:4)

Following are a number of back-translations of Hebrews 2:4:

  • Uma: “And God strengthened further the testimony of those people, for he gave them power to do many kinds of amazing signs and powerful things, and there were some of them to whom he distributed power from the Holy Spirit according to his will/desire, so that they had ability to do his work.” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “And God also joined in with them confirming (saying it is true) their words when they were given power by him to do all kinds of astonishing doings and supernatural-powerful doings. And by God’s wish/will they were given by him different kinds of expertise from the Holy Spirit.” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “And as for God, He testified also to the truth of what they taught, because He gave them power so that they might show signs and different kinds of miracles. There were also some skills that He gave to believers according to whichever ones He wanted to give it to, by means of their being inspired by the Holy Spirit.” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “God also, he joined them in confirming that it was true by means of the amazing signs and various miracles which he caused-to-be-done. He also confirmed it by means of abilities that he caused-the Holy Spirit -to-distribute according to what he wanted.” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “And God also, he also testified/confirmed-as-true their teaching through many-many signs which were amazing things which he caused them to do, and also by means of the abilities which are the gift of the Espiritu Santo to whomever God wished. Jesus became a man/human as the means of saving people” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)
  • Tenango Otomi: “Concerning this word they spoke, God caused people to understand that it was true in what they were told. Because God helped them to do this work in that they did miracles before the people. And he sent the Holy Spirit in order for them to do the work he wanted them to do.” (Source: Tenango Otomi Back Translation)