complete verse (Hebrews 6:12)

Following are a number of back-translations of Hebrews 6:12:

  • Uma: “Don’t let there be any of you who make yourselves deaf. Follow the example of people who believe God and who patiently wait until they obtain what he has promised to them.” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “We (excl.) wish that you are not lazy instead you should be like the people with strong faith/trust and who really persevere (and) therefore receive what God promised.” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “It’s necessary that you not be lazy but rather, imitate people who patiently believe in God for because of this, they will receive what God has promised.” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “Because if you do that, you won’t become lazy but rather you will follow-the-example of those who receive what God has promised because of their persevering faith and patience.” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “Therefore what is good is, don’t be-lazy-about your believing/obeying. What you should copy is, the people who don’t get fed-up/exasperated in their trusting and believing/obeying God, for that’s the certain means of receiving the things he promised. When it is God who promised, it’s far-from ordinary” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)
  • Tenango Otomi: “Let it not be that you do not do the word I tell you now. Rather be strengthened that you do like the believers do who show that their faith is good. Whatever they suffer, they endure it. And these are the people who have coming to them the good which God promised to give.” (Source: Tenango Otomi Back Translation)