complete verse (Hebrews 7:11)

Following are a number of back-translations of Hebrews 7:11:

  • Uma: “When God gave his Law to the Yahudi people, he appointed [lit., lifted] the descendants of Lewi he made them priests who are in-charge-of the people to follow his Law. But the work of those priests does not make-holy mankind in God’s sight. That is why another priest must appear. That priest who appears is a priest like Melkisedek, not of the descendants of Lewi like Harun.” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “The laws of God which he gave to the tribe of Isra’il in old times, he gave at the time when the descendants of Libi were the priests. But the work of the priests, the descendants of Libi, was not complete because they were not able to bring the people to God. Therefore God sent a different priest here, and his priesting/priesthood is different from the priesthood of Harun, the descendant of Libi. His priesthood is like that of Malkisadik.” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “And we know that at the time when God gave the Law to the Jews, He appointed priests who were the descendants of Levi to be the ones to be in charge of the Law. And if it were possible for mankind to be made righteous by means of their works it would not be necessary that there was another priest like Melchizedek; however, there is another kind of priest that God has chosen, and this one is not like Aaron, the descendant of Levi, but he is like Melchizedek.” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “God’s giving of his law to the Jews was based on his appointment of Levi’s descendants as priests to be in-charge-of the offerings the law commanded. But the work of those priests, it was not sufficient to make-people -righteous, so there needed to be another priest to replace (them) like the priesthood of Melkizedek, not the priesthood of Aaron who was a descendant of Levi.” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “When God gave his laws to the Israelita, Aaron and other descendants of Levi were the ones he appointed to lead the people in doing that-with-which-to-ask-for forgiveness for sin. But, in/by that priesthood of theirs, this could not remove the sin of the people. For supposing the sin of the people really could be removed by the priesthood of Aaron and company it would not of course be necessary to set up another priest whose priesthood would be like that of Melquisedec, which was different from the priesthood of Aaron.” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)
  • Tenango Otomi: “These priests now exhort the Jews to follow the law Moses wrote. They continue just like the priest Aaron did. But this law which they tell the Jews to follow does not have strength so that the people can be cleared by God. Because it was necessary that there be a different, new priest, one who does not follow just what the priest Aaron did. Rather he would take up the work at which the priest Melchizedek worked.” (Source: Tenango Otomi Back Translation)