complete verse (Hebrews 2:8)

Following are a number of back-translations of Hebrews 2:8:

  • Uma: “You gave him authority to rule everything.’ So, what we just read was: The Lord God gives mankind authority to rule everything. That means, there is not anything that is not under [lit., in] the authority of mankind. Yet at this time, we do not yet see everything under the authority of mankind.” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “and you give/gave them authority to rule over everything.’ It says here that mankind is given by God authority to rule over everything. There is nothing that man is not ruling over. But as of now we (incl.) do not yet see mankind ruling over everything.” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “And you said also that it would be necessary that in the future, you would make Him to rule over everything.’ That’s what was written long ago. And since it says there that God will make man in charge of everything, we (incl.) understand by that, that there is a time in the future when there will be no created thing that is not ruled over by mankind. And now, we know that mankind is not yet in charge like that.” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “because you (singular) have caused-to-be-subject-to them all that exists.’ What it says here that God has caused-to-be-subject-to people all that exists, it means (lit. wants to say) that there is absolutely nothing that they don’t rule. It can admittedly be seen that we people are not now ruling all that exists.” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “Because you have entrusted to them the oversight of all things.’ Well, is it not so that if it’s like that, there really won’t be anything left over? Everything will be under the oversight of people/humanity. But today/now, this has not yet happened.” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)
  • Tenango Otomi: “Concerning all the things there are, you caused that they rule them,’ it says. Since this is how it is written, that God caused that people rule all the things there are, thus it is apparent that no matter how much there is, it all has been put under their care. But until the present time we do not see that all the things are ruled by the people.” (Source: Tenango Otomi Back Translation)