complete verse (Hebrews 2:17)

Following are a number of back-translations of Hebrews 2:17:

  • Uma: “That is why Yesus had to become mankind and become the same as us his relatives in every way, in order to become a Big Priest that is loving and that stays [is faithful] working the work that God gave him, to pay-for the sins of the people.” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “This means he really had to become man/human like his siblings, and experience all they experience so that he would know how to be merciful towards them and so that he could become a trustworthy high priest (lit. leading priest) mediating between people and God so that the sin of mankind could be forgiven.” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “The reason it was necessary for Him to become a human was so that He might become like us (incl.) His siblings. And He did this so that He might be there in the presence of God, like our high priest who is very merciful and faithful, so that He might remove our sins.” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “Therefore it was necessary that he become exactly like us who are his brothers so that he would thus become our highest priest who is consistently-merciful and trustworthy to represent us to God. And the reason he became our highest priest is so he would undergo the punishment of our sins so that it would thus be possible for our sins to be forgiven.” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “Therefore, so that he could truly help, he needed to become a man/human so that he could be the same as us his siblings in all experiences. Because if it’s like that, when he is there in God’s presence doing the work of the Most-important Priest (glosssary item), he is very gracious/merciful towards us and there is nothing lacking in his service there because, in his death, he made a sacrifice by which the sin of people could truly be forgiven.” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)
  • Tenango Otomi: “In order that he could help the people well, it was necessary that he become a person and go through whatever suffering his siblings go through. When he had now passed through what all his siblings pass through, then he had the sympathetic heart to pity the people. And now he could well become the priest of God, so that he would make the sacrifice in order to clear the sins of the people.” (Source: Tenango Otomi Back Translation)