complete verse (Hebrews 6:4)

Following are a number of back-translations of Hebrews 6:4:

  • Uma: “For as for people who deliberately retreat from their faith, they can no longer be led back to repent from [their] sin. For previously, they were in the light, and they had felt/experienced the blessings of God in their lives; they [as well as others, implied] received a portion of/from the Holy Spirit;” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “For the people who have given up their trust in Isa Almasi can no longer be brought back to regret their sins. Their thinking/conscience had been made-light/enlightened by God. They have tasted already the good from heaven that was given to them and they have experienced already the entering of the Holy Spirit.” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “For, for example, there are some people whom God has illuminated their minds. They already understand what is going to be given to us (incl.) in Heaven, and they have shared already in the power of the Holy Spirit, and they know the good things that God teaches, and they have seen also what can be done through the power which God will reveal in the future at the last days. If they turn their back on this, it’s no longer possible to have them come back again so that they might abandon their evil behavior. It’s as if they are again nailing to the cross the son of God, and they are causing people to speak in rejection against Him.” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “Because those who turn-their-backs on their christianity (RL kinakristiano), it is not possible for them to be persuaded again to repent. Because their minds have already been illuminated, they have gained/benefited-from what God has given and have shared-in-experiencing the Holy Spirit.” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “I said ‘if God will permit you,’ because God knows which ones are not holding fast to him. Well how can those who have now dropped/given-up be caused to repent/be-sorry and be caused to return once more to God? For in the past, they were enlightened concerning the true way/trail, they experienced the far-from-ordinary grace/mercy coming from heaven, and they were also included among (those) entered-and-indwelt by the Espiritu Santo.” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)
  • Tenango Otomi: “Because concerning the people who have separated from Christ, it wouldn’t do any good if again I teach them the word. These are people whose hearts have been opened by God, who have encountered God’s blessing. They have encountered the Holy Spirit.” (Source: Tenango Otomi Back Translation)