complete verse (Luke 6:20)

Following are a number of back-translations of Luke 6:20:

  • Noongar: “Jesus looked at his disciples and said: ‘God will do good to you poor people now; You possess the Kingdom of Heaven.” (Source: Warda-Kwabba Luke-Ang)
  • Uma: “Yesus looked at his followers and he said to them: ‘You are fortunate, poor people, because you become the people of God, and He becomes your King.” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “Then Isa looked at his disciples and said, ‘How fortunate you are/good it is for you, the ones who are to be pitied, for you are ruled over by God.” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “Jesus looked around at his disciples and he said, ‘Far better off are you poor, because you are the ones God will rule over!” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “Then Jesus turned-to-face his disciples and said, ‘Fortunate are you who are poor, because you will be included in God’s ruling.” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “Jesus looked at his disciples and spoke, saying, ‘You can be happy who regard yourselves as having no means/ability of your own at all which can be relied on, but on the contrary (it’s) only God, because you can be included in his kingdom.” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)
  • Gurung: ” . . . ‘Blessing has come to you poor people, because since you look to Cod, he will give you his full blessing.” (Source: Warren Glover in The Bible Translator 1978, p. 231ff.)
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