complete verse (Hebrews 9:5)

Following are a number of back-translations of Hebrews 9:5:

  • Uma: “On the lid of that box there were two angel images, called kerub. The wings of the kerubs were spread-out shadowing the lid of the box, for above that lid the shining of God appeared. The lid was called the paying-for sins lid. But all of this we will not now talk exhaustively here.” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “On top of the golden chest there were two statues like the appearance of angels with wings, a sign that there in that place God was. Their wings were unfolded over the chest shielding the place where sins of people were forgiven. But enough (lit. up to here only), because this is not the time to explain all this.” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “That chest was placed underneath two images of powerful supernatural beings who were the sign that God was there. Their wings was opened and spread out over the golden altar where God removed with blood the sins of the people. And this is all I am going to say about this because it’s not possible that I completely explain everything here.” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “On the lid of the Chest, there were two winged statues-of (lit. imitation) creatures called kerubim who were the sign of God’s presence. Their outstretched wings umbrella’d the lid of the Chest on which was sprinkled blood so that the sins of the collective-people would be hidden-from-sight. But even if I don’t (i.e. I won’t) continue now to explain concerning all these.” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “On the top of that Chest there were two of what are called Kerubin. As for those, (they were) the sign that God’s praiseworthiness/glory is really far-from-ordinary. Being overshadowed by their wings was also what was called Place-where- Grace/Mercy which is Forgiveness -can-be-asked-for. But as for these things, I will not now explain exhaustively.” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)
  • Tenango Otomi: “On top of the box, on each end are made two angels who spread their wings above the box. For there on top of the box is where blood is offered which clears the sins of the people. But now, it isn’t necessary that I go on telling you all about this matter.” (Source: Tenango Otomi Back Translation)