complete verse (Hebrews 5:4)

Following are a number of back-translations of Hebrews 5:4:

  • Uma: “And also, no-one appoints himself to be Big Priest. People who become Big Priests, it is only God who appoints and calls them to that work, like what happened long ago to Harun.” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “There is no person who has the power to make himself great/honor himself and make himself high priest, but God is the one who chooses the person whom he makes high priest like Harun of old was made high priest by God.” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “The high priest is highly respected; however, there’s no one who can choose himself so that he might become the high priest. Because the one who chooses him is God, just like he chose Aaron long time ago.” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “No one chooses himself to get the high position of highest priest but rather it is necessary that God call him like what happened to Aaron.” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “This far-from ordinary responsibility/job of Most-important Priest, it’s not possible for anyone at all to just receive it according to his own will. Because it’s God who chooses him, just like (he did) with Aaron in the past.” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)
  • Tenango Otomi: “This high priest does not pick out by himself that he will work as the high priest. It is like Aaron didn’t decide by himself that he would be God’s high priest, rather God appointed.” (Source: Tenango Otomi Back Translation)