complete verse (Hebrews 4:16)

Following are a number of back-translations of Hebrews 4:16:

  • Uma: “So then, relatives, let’s not be afraid any longer. We are brave/bold to come before God because Yesus is our Big Priest. Let’s approach God on his Seat in heaven, for he is loving. Let us approach him, so that we may feel/experience his love, and he will help us because of the whiteness of his insides [his grace], when we need it.” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “Because we (incl.) have now a High Priest therefore we (incl.) ought not to be afraid to come close to God praying to him because he loves and is merciful. He has mercy on us (incl.) and helps us (dual) in time of difficulties.” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “And because of Him there’s no reluctance in our thinking to get near, by means of praying, before the powerful God, because God is very gracious. He pities us and He will help us at the time of difficulties.” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “Therefore we should be brave to approach God who is consistently-merciful/gracious, because if we ask-him -for-mercy, he will have-mercy-on us and will help us at the hour that we need help.” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “Therefore now/today, (it’s) good if we don’t hang back indecisively, (but rather) let us come immediately into God’s presence, because even though he is high/important who is controlling everything, he is very gracious/merciful. And we can be sure that at the time we need his help, he will give us this grace/mercy that we are asking for in prayer. 4:3 Psalm 95:11. 4:4 Genesis 2:2. 4:5 Psalm 95:11. 4:7 Psalm 95:7-8. The point of this that David said is that, if they don’t harden their heads, they can be included in being able to rest under the jurisdiction of God. This-very-thing is what the writer of this Hebreo is referring to in-that even now, it’s just like that.” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)
  • Tenango Otomi: “So now let us be strengthened to call to God. We will ask his favor to help us. Because God has pity and when we ask him to help us, he helps us.” (Source: Tenango Otomi Back Translation)