complete verse (Hebrews 9:13)

Following are a number of back-translations of Hebrews 9:13:

  • Uma: “According to the Law of Musa, if there are people who are guilty according to the laws of religion, a male goat or a male cow must be slaughtered and its blood sprinkled on them. And a calf is burned to ashes and its ashes scattered on them. So, if that blood and ash can be used to cleanse people who are guilty according to the laws of religion that speak only about our physical bodies,” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “According-to/in the first covenant if ritually-unclean/defiled people were sprinkled with goat’s blood or cow’s blood or a burnt calf (and) its ashes mixed with water, na, their defilement was removed from their bodies and their worship was ritually-clean/acceptable.” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “Long ago, according to what the Law teaches, if there was a person who became unclean because he had come near to a dead person, it was necessary then that he be sprinkled with the blood of a sacrificed cow and goat and the ashes of a burned young cow, and by means of this he could be cleansed from the uncleanness of his body.” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “There is admittedly a use for the blood of goats and male cows and so also the sprinkling of ashes of a burned heifer (lit. young-female cow), but these served only to cleanse the bodies of people who were considered to have-become-unclean so that they could again join-in-worshipping God.” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “In the past, that blood of goats and bulls and the ashes of burned heifers, they were being sprinkled-on the people who were being-regarded-as unclean in the sight of God, for (this was) the-means-of-cleansing them. Well in doing like this they would be made clean now in God’s sight, in-which they have had removed whatever made- them -unable-to-worship, even though this cleansing was only on the outside of their bodies.” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)
  • Tenango Otomi: “Concerning the blood of cows or the blood of goats or the ashes of beef which has been burned on the altar, when it has been put on the people of whom it is said that they have sin on their bodies, then their bodies are cleared.” (Source: Tenango Otomi Back Translation)