complete verse (Mark 8:34)

Following are a number of back-translations of Mark 8:34:

  • Uma: “After that Yesus called the many people to gather together with him and his disciples. He said to them: ‘Who[ever] wants to follow me must release his won desires, and he must carry [on the shoulder] his cross–that means he must follow my commands even if it means his death. After that, he can/may follow me.” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “So-then Isa called to him the crowds and his disciples. He said to them, ‘If there is a person who wants to follow me, he has to follow my will/wish, not his will/wish. And he also has to carry the post for killing him, that means he submits to endure/suffer persecution and even die. Then he can follow me.” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “And then Jesus called to him the people and his disciples and he said, ‘If there is one who wants to follow me, he must remove out of his mind the things he wants to do, and he must put his cross on his shoulder, which is to say, he must carry out my commands even if it leads to his death. Then he can follow me.” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “Then Jesus called the many-people and his disciples and said to them, ‘Whoever wants to join me, he must turn-his-back-on himself and carry-on-his-shoulder his cross so that he will then go-with me.” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “Jesus caused the people and his disciples to come close and he spoke, saying, ‘Whoever really wants to follow/obey me, he must deliberately-forget his own will. It’s like he will shoulder his own cross, for what he is now obeying is my will, even if it causes his life/breath to be severed.” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)

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