complete verse (Hebrews 7:10)

Following are a number of back-translations of Hebrews 7:10:

  • Uma: “For Lewi was a great grandchild [lit., second-layer grandchild] of Abraham. When Melkisedek met Abraham, Lewi was not yet born, he was still in the body of Abraham. So, if Abraham paid to Melkisedek, certainly Lewi and the priests descendants of Lewi are downhill in life [status] from Melkisedek.” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “It is true, Libi was not yet born at the time when Ibrahim and Malkisadik met but even so he was already there in the body of Ibrahim because finally he would become the descendant of Ibrahim.” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “Because when Abraham and Melchizedek met each other, Levi was not yet born, but rather he was still in the body of Abraham, his ancestor.” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “because even though Levi had not yet been born when Melkizedek met Abraham, he is still counted as already-being in Abraham’s body, because Abraham was his ancestor.” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “Because even though Levi had not yet been born when Melquisedec met with Abraham, however Abraham was his great-grandparent.” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)
  • Tenango Otomi: “Because when Abraham took the tenth to deliver it to the priest Melchizedek, it was as though all the descendants who would live afterwards also were giving that tenth.” (Source: Tenango Otomi Back Translation)