complete verse (Hebrews 9:22)

Following are a number of back-translations of Hebrews 9:22:

  • Uma: “We can say like this: according to the Law of Musa, almost everything must be cleaned with blood. If there is no blood-sacrifice [lit., bleeding, a term for an animal killed in a ritual], our sins are not forgiven.” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “Really, the law says hep that almost anything becomes clean/holy only through blood. And the sins of mankind can be forgiven only when blood flows.” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “The Law teaches that it’s necessary to annoint with blood almost every thing that they used to worship with. And in the same way also, the only way the sins of the people can be forgiven is if there is a blood sacrifice.” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “Because according to the law, the cleansing of essentially everything, it requires blood. It is also not possible for sins to be forgiven if no blood flows-out.” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “For according to what the laws said, it’s like there is no other means-of-cleansing anything in God’s sight except blood. Well, like that too, there is no removing of sin in/from his sight if there is no blood shed.” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)
  • Tenango Otomi: “It is written in the law that concerning the blood of animals which have been killed, there where the blood is applied, then it becomes all right. But while the people have not yet killed anything to make a sacrifice, then there is not forgiveness for their sins.” (Source: Tenango Otomi Back Translation)