complete verse (Luke 3:12)

Following are a number of back-translations of Luke 3:12:

  • Nyongar: “Tax collectors came for baptising and they asked John, ‘Boss, what will we do?'” (Source: Warda-Kwabba Luke-Ang)
  • Uma: “Tax collectors also came requesting-to-be-baptized to Yohanes. They asked, they said: ‘Teacher, what must we (excl.) do?'” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “There were also people who collected payment (same word as fare for transportation) for the government coming to Yahiya asking to be bathed and they said to him, ‘Sir, we here, what shall we do?'” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “And then the tax collectors came to be baptized also. And they said, ‘Teacher, what does God want that we should do?'” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “There were also some who collected taxes (henceforth tax collectors) who went to get-baptized. They said, ‘Sir teacher, what must we (excl.) do?'” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “There were some official receivers of payment to the government who also came there to be baptized also. They asked Juan saying, ‘Well, what about us (excl.), Teacher, what would be good for us to do?'” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)

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