complete verse (Hebrews 6:2)

Following are a number of back-translations of Hebrews 6:2:

  • 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: “Don’t also let us (incl.) always repeat studying the teaching on bathing for cleansing the body and about placing hands on the head of people to ask blessing for him from God and the teaching about causing-to-be-alive again the dead in the future and about the everlasting judgment that God will send.” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “Let us not repeatedly keep on studying about baptism and the receiving of the Holy Spirit, our being raised from the dead in the future, and God checking up in the future on all mankind,” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “the washing of the body and baptism, the placing of hands on the head of a companion, the living-again of the dead, and God’s judging of people which has no end to its result.” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “Probably also clear to you is the teaching concerning baptising and other means of cleansing in the sight of God, and teaching concerning placing hands on, concerning the coming alive again of those who have now died, and concerning the judgment of punishment without ending.” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)
  • Tenango Otomi: “Now it isn’t necessary any longer for me to tell you to be baptized, or that I tell you to place your hands on the believer’s heads. It is no longer necessary that I tell you that the dead bodies will resurrect. It isn’t necessary to tell you any longer that people will be judged and God will determine what will happen to each person forever.” (Source: Tenango Otomi Back Translation)