complete verse (Mark 1:4)

Following are a number of back-translations of Mark 1:4:

  • Uma: “Like that which was written, Yohanes the Baptizer really did appear in the wilderness [lit., empty field]. He brought the Word of God to the people, he said: ‘Repent from your sins, and you must come here I will baptize so that God forgives your sins.'” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “So-then, Yahiya came/arrived there in the lonely place. He was the one hep who bathed/baptized people when they already regretted and let-go of their sins. Yahiya proclaimed there to the people that whoever regrets and leaves/lets-go-of his evil doings, he should be bathed and God will forgive him.” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “And this was fulfilled through John, the one titled Baptizer. For he was in the land where people do not live and he also preached to people. He said, ‘Give up your bad deeds and have yourselves baptized so that it might be known that you have given them up, and then God will forgive your sins,’ said John.” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “And that was fulfilled, because Juan the Baptizer appeared in the place that has no inhabitants, and he preached to those who went to listen. He said, ‘Repent of your sins and get-baptized so that God will forgive your sins.'” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “This was fulfilled when Juan emerged. He baptized in the wilderness place and taught, saying, ‘Repent/be-sorry-for and drop/give-up your (pl.) sins and have yourselves baptized as a testimony that you will now drop them, so that you will indeed be forgiven by God.'” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)
  • Shipibo-Conibo: “John appeared. Having appeared, where no house is, he washed them [‘wash’ does not eliminate immersion]. He told them a word regarding being washed, having made the mind another, so that sin(s) be wiped away for them.” (Source: James Lauriault in The Bible Translator 1951, p. 32ff. )
  • Balinese: “There the whole country of Judea and all the inhabitants of the city of Jerusalem came out to meet Jokanan, and then they were baptized in the river Jarden, while they confessed their sins.” (Source: J.L. Swellengrebel in The Bible Translator 1950 p. 75ff. )