complete verse (Hebrews 7:4)

Following are a number of back-translations of Hebrews 7:4:

  • Uma: “So, in this story we see the greatness of Melkisedek. As for Abraham, he was great too, for he is the one related-to-as-father by all the Yahudi people. But even so, Abraham honored Melkisedek and gave him one-tenth-part of the stuff he got in the battle.” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “Na, you know that Malkisadik is really a great person. For even Ibrahim, our famous ancestor, gave Malkisadik the tithe from the wealth he had gotten in the war.” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “Just consider how high he was, because our (incl.) ancestor Abraham, he gave to him the tenth part of the spoils he’s gotten when he’d defeated the kings.” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “Let us consider the extreme greatness of Melkizedek. First, even Abraham who was the honored source (lit. base) of us Jews, he gave Melkizedek a tenth of what he took-back from his warring.” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “Well now then, meditate on how much he can be praised, in that although Abraham was the most praiseworthy of our ancestors, however he gave to that Melquisedec the tenth part of the good things that he had plundered from those kings he had killed.” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)
  • Tenango Otomi: “Now realize well about how it is that Melchizedek was supremely looked upon with respect. Because this Abraham was the root of the Jews, yet all the things he had taken from the kings whom he had conquered in battle, he took a tenth in order to give to Melchizedek.” (Source: Tenango Otomi Back Translation)