complete verse (Acts 11:16)

Following are a number of back-translations of Acts 11:16:

  • Uma: “From there, I remembered the words of the Lord that said: ‘Yohanes baptized with water, but you will be baptized with the Holy Spirit.'” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “Then I remembered what Isa had said. He said, hep ‘It was water what Yahiya bathed the people with, but you,’ Isa said, ‘what you will be bathed with is different. The Holy Spirit will be sent to you.'” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “And then I remembered the word of our Lord Jesus who said, ‘Water is what John baptized people with, however your baptism will be: you will be indwelt by the Holy Spirit.'” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “And that was when-I-remembered what the Lord Jesus said previously that John baptized the people with water, but as-for us, we will be baptized with the Holy Spirit.” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “At that I remembered what the Lord had indeed said, saying, ‘Water is what Juan was baptizing with, but as for you, the Espiritu Santo is whom you will be baptized with.'” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)
  • Isthmus Mixe: “Then I remembered the words of the Lord Jesus when he said: ‘John really baptized by means of water. But God, God will baptize you differently. The Holy Spirit will then enter your hearts.'”
  • Lalana Chinantec: “So therefore I remembered the word that our Lord spoke back then when he said: ‘John used water when he baptized people back then, but the Great Spirit will enter your hearts; that’s the way you’ll be baptized,’ that’s what the Lord said back then.”
  • Eastern Highland Otomi: “Immediately I thought of the word of the Lord when he said: ‘John baptized your heads with water, but Jesus will cause you to receive the Holy Spirit in your hearts.'” (Source for this and two above: Viola Waterhouse in Notes on Translation August 1966, p. 86ff.)

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