complete verse (Hebrews 7:2)

Following are a number of back-translations of Hebrews 7:2:

  • Uma: “After that, Abraham divided the stuff he had gotten in the battle, and he gave one-tenth-part to Melkisedek. The name Melkisedek, its meaning: ‘Straight [Upright] King.’ And also, because he was king in the village of Salem too, his other name is ‘King who brings goodness of life,’ [i.e., peace, prosperity], for the meaning of the name Salem is goodness of life.” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “Ibrahim gave Malkisadik tithe, one part of ten parts of the wealth that he had gotten in the war. The meaning of the name Malkisadik is ‘Sultan Righteous/Straight’. And because the place where he was sultan is called Salem and its meaning is ‘peace’ therefore he is also called ‘Sultan Peace’.” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “And as for Abraham, he gave to Melchizedek the tenth part of all the spoils he’d captured. Now this name, Melchizedek, has two meanings: the first, is king who makes people righteous; and because he was king over the town of Salem which is to say, peace, the interpretation of his name is also ‘king which is able to give peace.'” (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: “And then what Abraham did was, he gave to that Melquisedec the tenth part of all he had plundered from those kings he had killed whom they had chased. (Now this name Melquisedec, it has significance. It means ‘king who gives justice/righteousness (lit. straightness).’ And this name Salem means ‘peace’. Therefore, because Melquisedec was king there in Salem, its significance is, ‘king who gives peace’.)” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)
  • Tenango Otomi: “And Abraham, concerning all the things he had taken from the war he had won, he gave a tenth to the priest Melchizedek. This name Melchizedek means to say the king who does what is good. And because he ruled there in the city of Salem, therefore he was called the king who makes peace between people.” (Source: Tenango Otomi Back Translation)