complete verse (Hebrews 5:2)

Following are a number of back-translations of Hebrews 5:2:

  • Uma: “Big Priests are just mankind too, and they certainly also have many weaknesses. That’s why they know [how] to be gentle [lit., soften their behavior] to take care of people whose hearts are not yet clear [i.e., not yet mature] and who do not yet know the right way.” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “And the high priest, because he is also human, he has also weaknesses therefore he knows how to be merciful towards the people who have gone astray from God because they are ignorant (mainly in religious matters).” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “And since he is just a human who always makes mistakes, it’s possible for him to be patient with his fellow men who make mistakes also because they do not understand.” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “He is able-to-be-patient-with/put-up-with his companions who go-astray who don’t know that what they are doing is not right, because even he, he also has faults.” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “Well, because as for him, (he is) also just a person who is always/often being defeated by the sins he wants-to-do, he can easily feel pity for those who sin and who get-lost/misled because they have no idea what is good and what is not.” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)
  • Tenango Otomi: “This one pities his fellow men who do not know what to do, who are overcome by sin because they are not strong. He pities them because he also it not strong.” (Source: Tenango Otomi Back Translation)