complete verse (Hebrews 6:17)

Following are a number of back-translations of Hebrews 6:17:

  • Uma: “Thus also God: when he said his promise to Abraham and to his descendants, he wanted to strengthen their hearts so they would know that his decision does not change. That’s why he further strengthened the words of his promise by swearing.” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “God also, when he promised, wanted to make really sure to the ones he promised to, that his plan would really not change. Therefore he (added) his oath to his promise.” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “And a long time ago, God wanted those people that He made a promise to, He wanted them to understand that, without a doubt, He would fulfill His promise to them, and because of this, He strengthened His promise.” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “God also, he wanted the inheritors of what he promised to know for-certain that his mind absolutely wouldn’t be changed, so he coupled his promise with his vow.” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “Now like that too, when God made a promise to Abraham, he confirmed it with a vow. He did like that because he wanted those who would receive what he was promising to really comprehend that what he said doesn’t repeatedly-change.” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)
  • Tenango Otomi: “God wanted that the people would well know that truly all would happen according to what he said, nothing would lack. But since there is no one to be a witness for God, he used his own name in order that it be known that it is true in what he says.” (Source: Tenango Otomi Back Translation)