complete verse (Hebrews 2:9)

Following are a number of back-translations of Hebrews 2:9:

  • Uma: “But we see / have seen Yesus: while he lived on this earth, he was downhill [in status] a little from the angels. And at this time he-has-been-made-big and given an honored position/seat, for he underwent suffering to the point of dying. For from the whiteness of God’s heart [grace], he decided that Yesus would die to be the substitute/redemption for all mankind.” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “But we (incl.) know that Isa is really ruling already now. It is true he was first for a little while caused to be lower than the angels when he became man so that he would die substituting for mankind because of God’s love and mercy for us (incl.). And we (incl.) know that now he is really praised and honored because of the death he experienced.” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “But in spite of that, Jesus became human, and by means of this, it was made so that the angels were higher than Him for a short time, so that because of the great kindness of God, He was killed as substitute for all mankind. And because of this letting Himself be killed, He has today become highly honored and very famous. And God has given Him control over everything.” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “But we know that this was fulfilled because of Jesus. Because he is the one who was made-a little -lower than the angels when he became a person. He did that in order to die for all people on account of God’s grace/mercy to us. But we know that now, God has honored him like the honor of a king because of that death of his.” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “But what really has happened is this. For a little while Jesus also was made more humble/unimportant than the angels so that, through the big-size of God’s grace/mercy to us, Jesus would experience death in-which he would take-the-punishment for the sin of all of us people. But although he was subjected to that, that in fact was how he was given praiseworthiness/glory and importance because of that death of his.” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)
  • Tenango Otomi: “So now, let us consider very well about what Jesus went through. First God caused that his power be made less than that of the angels. But God did us the favor that Jesus died in order to clear our sins. Now that Jesus died for us, God caused that overflowingly Jesus Christ is supremely respected.” (Source: Tenango Otomi Back Translation)