complete verse (Hebrews 7:1)

Following are a number of back-translations of Hebrews 7:1:

  • Uma: “This Melkisedek was king in the village of Salem long ago, and he was also a priest, who handled/did the worship work of/to the God the Creator. When Abraham returned from the battle defeating the kings, it was this Melkisedek who came and met him and blessed him.” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “This Malkisadik of old was a sultan there in the place Salem and he also was a priest working for the Most High God. One day in that time while Ibrahim was going home from a fight/war after he had defeated four sultans who were his enemies, Malkisadik went to meet him and asked blessing for Ibrahim from God.” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “For as for this Melchizedek, he was a king long ago of the town of Salem, and he was a priest who worshipped the high God. And there was a time, when Abraham fought against his enemy kings and he killed them. At the time when Abraham was going home, Melchizedek met him and Melchizedek spoke in blessing, that Abraham would be blessed by God with good.” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “This Melkizedek, he was king of (lit. at) Salem. He was also a priest who served God the Highest. The meaning of his name, it is righteous king and the meaning also of his position, it is king of peace, because the meaning of Salem is peace. When plural Abraham were returning from defeating the four kings, Melkizedek went to meet him and blessed him. Then Abraham gave him a tenth of all the possessions he took-back in his winning in battle.” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “For as for this one, this Melquisedec, he was king in Salem in the time of Abraham, and also a priest of God who is Far the Most-important. He is the one who met Abraham and company coming home from having chased the kings who waged war. After meeting Abraham he spoke words which cause grace/mercy so that Abraham would be graced by God.” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)
  • Tenango Otomi: “This Melchizedek was king at the city of Salem. And it was God supreme whom he served as priest. This Melchizedek went to meet Abraham when he was returning from winning a fight with the kings whom he fought. Upon meeting him, Melchizedek asked God to bless Abraham.” (Source: Tenango Otomi Back Translation)