complete verse (Hebrews 8:5)

Following are a number of back-translations of Hebrews 8:5:

  • Uma: “Those priests work in a worship house that is in this world. That worship house is merely like a picture that is a figure/symbol for what is in heaven. That’s why before the prophet Musa built the Worship Tent long ago, God said to him like this: ‘Remember! You(s) must make all that according to the example that was shown to you(s) on the mountain!'” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “The doings of the priests in the temple here on earth are only like a shadow because they are only copied from the doing/what is done there in heaven. We (dual) know this because when Musa was about to make the house of animal skins, their temple of old, he was instructed by God, he said, ‘Amey-amey (a strong admonition) really copy the appearance/shape of the picture which I showed to you there on the mountain.'” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “Their work is just a shadow because they are imitating that true thing that they were to imitate which is in Heaven. We know this because when Moses was making the cloth house of God here on the earth, God told him, saying, ‘You must carefully imitate the church in Heaven which I showed you there on the mountain.'” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “But their-aforementioned serving/serving-place is like only a drawing or shadow of the correct/real that is in heaven. We know that it’s like only a shadow, because when plural Moses were ready to set-up the Tent where-they -would-worship, God instructed him saying, ‘Be careful (singular) so that all you (plural) set-up is based on what I showed you (singular) on the mountain.'” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “But, this service of theirs, it’s only like a picture of there in heaven. Because when Moises was about to erect the worshipping place that can be folded up, God emphatically told him that it was necessary to closely go along with the plan which had been shown him on the Mountain of Sinai.” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)
  • Tenango Otomi: “And that work of the priests here on earth is just being done according to the form of things in heaven. Because when God spoke to Moses he said: ‘Remember well what I showed to you there on the mountain where we talked, and just like that should be the form of the church you make,’ he said to him.” (Source: Tenango Otomi Back Translation)