complete verse (Hebrews 7:7)

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

  • Uma: “And we clearly know that the person who is blessed is downhill in life [i.e., status] from the blesser. So, Melkisedek is greater than Abraham.” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “We (dual) know that the person who asks blessing from God for his companion is greater than the person he asks the blessing for.” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “And everybody knows that the person who pronounces a blessing on another person is greater than that person whom he blesses.” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “And we all know that the one who has authority to bless is greater than the one he blesses.” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “We all really know that the one who causes to pierce words which cause grace/mercy, he is more important than the person he is causing to be-pierced.” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)
  • Tenango Otomi: “It is well known that it is the person who is most respected who asks God to bless the person who is less respected than he.” (Source: Tenango Otomi Back Translation)