complete verse (Hebrews 5:12)

Following are a number of back-translations of Hebrews 5:12:

  • Uma: “You have followed the Lord Yesus a long time. Actually it is time for you be leaders/carriers of the Lord’s Word. But apparently you still need to request-teaching of someone else, for you still do not yet really know the teachings of the Kristen religion from the beginning. Even the easy teachings you are not yet following well, how much more so the difficult teachings! You are still like babies: you are not yet able to eat hard/solid food, it is still nursing that you are capable of.” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “You ought to be able to preach/teach now because for a long time you have been following Isa Almasi. But until now/today you still have to be taught/preached-to again about the message/word of God that you learned in the beginning. You are figuratively like small children, you still have to suck; you still don’t eat solid food.” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “You have believed in Jesus for a long time, and it would be proper for you to be teachers. However, it cannot be because you still need to have someone else to teach you again so that you might understand the easy doctrines which come from the word of God. It’s as if you are still nursing because you are not yet able to eat strong food, which is to say, the deep things which come from the written word of God.” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “Even though you have believed for-a-long-time and you should be the ones who are teaching your companions, you still need someone to teach you again the easiest-things about God. It’s as if you have become a baby who still needs to nurse, because he can’t chew food.” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “Because hopefully by now, since you have been believing/obeying for a long time now, you (would be) teachers now of the teaching from God. But well, until now you still need to be taught the first/beginning-part of his words which are being taught. Hopefully what would be appropriate for you now is, hard/solid food, but well until now milk is still all you have the ability to eat.” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)
  • Tenango Otomi: “Now for a long time you have believed in Jesus Christ. If you had been strengthened, then you would be teaching the word to other people. But until even now you do not understand about the word you believe in. You still want that when you are taught God’s word, it be in words which are not hard. You again want to be like babies who are nursing, and yet it is necessary that you eat food.” (Source: Tenango Otomi Back Translation)