complete verse (Hebrews 5:1)

Following are a number of back-translations of Hebrews 5:1:

  • Uma: “All Big Priests are chosen from among their fellow-mankind, and are appointed [lit., lifted] to do the work of God. A Big Priest is a religious leader who comes in front of God on behalf of [lit., bringing the name of] the people. Their work is to slaughter livestock to pay for the sins of the people and to offer other worship-gifts to God.” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “If a person is chosen and made high priest, he is chosen from (among) his fellow men and he is commissioned to work for God for the good of the people. He gives/passes-on the gifts of the people to God and he sacrifices so that God will forgive the sin of the people.” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “If there is a person who’s chosen to be high priest, he is entrusted with the job of going before God, and He is the chief for the people (chief here again means case-settler, laywer, one who speaks on behalf of). And he is entrusted also with the things given to God and the sacrifices so that the evil behavior of the people might be removed.” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “The one who is appointed highest priest of the Jews, he is chosen from his fellow people in order that he will represent them to God. He is the one who offers to God the animals or other offerings that his companions give for their sins.” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “With us Jews, each time the Most-important Priest is chosen, it’s from among people that he is chosen. And he is appointed to stand up for the people in the things that God has determined, the things used-in-worship which are thank-offerings to him and (things) with which to ask for forgiveness for sin.” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)
  • Tenango Otomi: “Concerning all the priests who come to be high priests of the Jews, all of these are only people like the rest of their fellow Jews. These are appointed to be representatives of the people before where God is. They have the word of offering sacrifices to God in order to clear the sins of the people.” (Source: Tenango Otomi Back Translation)