complete verse (Hebrews 8:6)

Following are a number of back-translations of Hebrews 8:6:

  • Uma: “But the work of Yesus is better than the work of the priests who are on this world, since Yesus is/became a mediator [lit., one who ‘middle-persons’] who delivers/delivered the Promise of God that is better than the previous Promise that the prophet Musa delivered, for what God promises us with the mediating of Yesus is better.” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “But now the work of Isa as priest is much better than the work of the priests here on earth. Likewise also the new covenant which he brought here when he reconciled mankind with God is much better than the former covenant because God’s promises in the new covenant are much better.” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “And the work of Jesus as a priest, it is far better than the work of the priests here on the earth. And in the same way also, the new way which He follows so that we might be accepted by God is much better than the old way. For as for this new way, it was strengthened by a much better promise to God.” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “But the work that God entrusted to Jesus, it is more-important than the work of the original priests, because God’s new agreement-which-he -presented to people which Jesus finalized (lit. tied-in-a-knot), it is also greater than the old agreement-that-he -presented. And the reason it’s greater is that the promises of God on which it is based are greater.” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “But this serving that was entrusted to Jesus, it really was much better than that serving by the priests here in the world. Because he is the one who made firm this much better initiated-agreement by God with people. For look-at-this, the things that God promised in this new initiated-agreement, they are much better than what were promised in the past.” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)
  • Tenango Otomi: “Now concerning us, our high priest is Jesus Christ and so much more powerful is the work he does than the work the priests do here on earth. Because he made a new agreement which is much greater than the old agreement which was before. This new agreement which has come into being has overflowingly good words which God promises to cause to happen.” (Source: Tenango Otomi Back Translation)