complete verse (Hebrews 6:1)

Following are a number of back-translations of Hebrews 6:1:

  • Uma: “So, relatives, it is better that we cease for now talking about the first teaching of the Kristen religion, like teachings for people who have just become Kristen people, and let us speak about continuing-on teaching. People who have just become Kristen must be taught to repent from their useless deeds and believe in God. They are taught to request-to-be-baptized in the name of the Lord Yesus and a religion leader puts-hands-on their head. They are taught what will happen in the future: God will make dead people live again and he will punish forever people whose behavior is evil. But let us not repeat those first teachings. Let us speak-about continuing-on/further teaching, if God still gives us opportunity.” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “Therefore we (incl.) ought to increase our (incl.) studying about Isa Almasi. We (incl.) ought to study now the deep teachings. Na, don’t let us (incl.) always just study what was first taught to us (incl.) about Almasi. Don’t let us (incl.) always repeat studying the teachings we (incl.) were taught in the beginning like for example the teaching about turning-the-back-on/rejecting the works that have no value and about trusting in God.” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “And because of that, brothers, we have already been studying long enough the former easy doctrines which were taught to us about Christ. It’s necessary that we continue on with the study of deep teaching. Let’s not keep on repeatedly studying the former things taught to us, like abandoning our trust in activities that have no value and like believing in God.” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “Therefore let’s not (lit. even if we don’t) repeat the easiest teachings concerning Cristo but let us also learn the deeper teachings so that our faith will become-mature. Let’s not learn again what is compared to the foundation of our faith which is like these teachings: our turning-our-backs-on deeds that are useless to turn to God,” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “Therefore it’s not those first teachings concerning Cristo that we are to keep on studying but rather those which will give big understanding/wisdom. Your understanding/wisdom will not be added to if only those first teachings are continually-being-repeated. For hopefully the teaching is now clear to you that salvation will/can not be ours by our trusting in our good works, but rather only by our trusting and believing/obeying God.” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)
  • Tenango Otomi: “So now, let us study the words which befit the study of grown people. Concerning the words which are easy and you studied them when you first came to know Christ, don’t want that now only those words are what you listen to. It now isn’t any longer necessary for me to tell you that you not do the evil which brings punishment or to tell you to believe in God.” (Source: Tenango Otomi Back Translation)