complete verse (Hebrews 6:18)

Following are a number of back-translations of Hebrews 6:18:

  • Uma: “God, he does not lie saying his promise, nor does he lie uttering his swearing/oath. And those two words/talks of his do not change. So, from God’s promise and swearing, our hearts are strengthened, relatives. Because we, we are people who have requested-to-be-made-alive to God [word used of someone in trouble who takes refuge in the house of a powerful person and pleads for protection], we hope/trust that he will give us goodness [salvation]. From God’s promise and swearing, our hearts are strengthened so that we not stop hoping in God and waiting for what he has promised us in the future.” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “God’s promise and his oath are sure. These two really do not change because God really cannot lie. Therefore we (incl.), the saved ones, our (incl.) livers are really encouraged and our (incl.) expectation/hope in him is really strong.” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “And there are two things which God does which cannot be changed by anybody. One of these is His promise, and the other is His making His promise strong. Now we (incl.) can understand by these two things, that it’s not possible for Him not to fulfill His promise, and because of this, as for us (incl.) who have come to Him for refuge, our faith in Him is very strong and because of this, we hold tightly to our expectancy of all the good things that He had promised to us.” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “He did that so there would be two unchanging means-of-people’s -knowing that what he promised would come-true, because it is not possible for God to lie. Because God wants that we who went-for-protection to him, there-will-be these two means-of-strengthening our minds so that we will persevere in hoping-for what he promised.” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “As long as God has promised (something) and furthermore made a vow, the fulfillment is really certain for it’s not possible that he will lie. Therefore our minds/inner-being have now been made happy, we who have gone for shelter to him, so that we will hope/expect with firmly grounded hope/expectation the good-things/situation that he has promised.” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)
  • Tenango Otomi: “Concerning all these words God speaks to us about what will be, they are firm because God does not lie. And now, we have asked God to save us. From the word God has spoken, we are assured that it will come to pass.” (Source: Tenango Otomi Back Translation)