complete verse (Hebrews 8:13)

Following are a number of back-translations of Hebrews 8:13:

  • Uma: “So, relatives, in these Words of the Lord earlier, God spoke of a new Promise, and with those words of his he said that the previous Promise must be replaced because it was old. So, that old Promise is no longer used, it is certainly discarded and replaced with a new one.” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “Because God speaks about a new covenant, that means that the first covenant is already old. So-then, even whatever if it is old it has no future anymore/is useless.” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “And since God said that there is now a new way, we (incl.) understand that that old way no longer has any value. And if there is anything that’s old, it’s no longer used; it is thrown away because it is replaced by something new.” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “On account of God’s saying this that there is a new agreement, he made-known that the first-one was already old. And we know even anything whose usefulness has ceased-to-exist because it is already old, it won’t be long and it will cease-to-exist.” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “Well, since God has now set up this new initiated-agreement, does it not mean that he is now regarding that first initiated-agreement as not having any more usefulness? Well isn’t it so that whatever thing has no more usefulness because it’s getting old now, before long it will be removed now? 8:5 Exodus 25:40. 8:8 After the king Solomon died the Israelita were divided, for they fought/quarrelled. Juda is what they named one division/part, they being the descendants of those two children of Jacob who were Juda and Benjamin. Those descendants of those other ten children of Jacob they named Israel (1 Kings 12:1 24). Therefore, this here in chapter 8:8 says that, because of this new initiated-agreement of God with them, it’s now possible for them all to be reconciled to him. 8:8-12 Jeremiah 31:31-34.” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)
  • Tenango Otomi: “And now, God says that there is a new agreement. Concerning the old agreement which was before, it is apparent that it has passed away since there is a new one now. This old agreement has come to an end.” (Source: Tenango Otomi Back Translation)