complete verse (Hebrews 9:23)

Following are a number of back-translations of Hebrews 9:23:

  • Uma: “As for the Worship Tent on this world and the stuff inside it, all that is a figure-of-speech for what is in heaven. The tent on this world must be cleaned with the blood of livestock offered to God. But as for the worship house in heaven, there must be a worship-gift that is better.” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “The worship here in this world and the things (used in it) are only copied from the ones in heaven, and blood of animals has to be used so that they are holy. But the things in heaven are much better, therefore the sacrifice has to be also much better.” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “As for that church of the Jews here in the earth, and the things they use to worship, these are just shadows of the true church in Heaven. And the earthly church is sprinkled with blood by means of an earthly sacrifice; however, that church which is in heaven, it’s necessary that there is a much better sacrifice there.” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “Therefore these which are only illustrations of the true-things which are in heaven, it was necessary that they be cleansed with the blood of butchered animals. But it was necessary that what was offered to cleanse what is in heaven be better.” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “Well, since it’s like that, in the worship of the people in the past, which was just a picture of the true worship in heaven, it was not possible/acceptable that they wouldn’t cleanse everything by the blood of animals being sacrificed. But, that means-of-cleansing sacrifice which is fitting for that true worship in heaven, it has to be much better than those animals.” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)
  • Tenango Otomi: “Here on earth, it is necessary that the blood of animals which were killed for sacrifice be put on things in order for them to become all right. But there in heaven, there also is a sacrifice which has greater power.” (Source: Tenango Otomi Back Translation)