complete verse (Mark 8:38)

Following are a number of back-translations of Mark 8:38:

  • Uma: “‘You dwell in the midst of evil people who do not follow me. But who[ever] is embarrassed to confess/admit that they follow me and are embarrassed of my teaching, I also will be embarrassed to confess/admit that he is my follower when I come from heaven. At that time, I the Child of Mankind will descend here with the holy angels, I will shine with the power of my Father.'” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “Whoever is ashamed to say-in-front-of the people that he is my disciple, and that he follows my teaching, – and the people nowadays most of them are sinful and do not follow God, – I, the Son of Mankind, I will also be ashamed to recognize him as my disciple, when I come back here together with the holy angels surrounded by the brightness/glory of my Father God.'” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “Anyone who is ashamed of me and ashamed of my teaching in this time when many people are wicked and reject God, I, the Older Sibling of Mankind, will be ashamed of him also when I return with my angels and I am clothed in the powerful shiningness of my Father God.'” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “People nowadays are thoroughly sinful. They have-left God to go look-for other god/gods. Whoever of them rejects me who am Child of a Person and my teachings, I will also reject him when I come, my companions being my holy angels and showing my Father’s honor.'” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “The truth is, as for the mass of people today, their nature/ways are evil and they really don’t follow/obey the will of God. Well since it’s like that, whoever will be ashamed/embarrassed to submit to me and admit-the-truth of my word, then really I, who am the One From Heaven Born of Man/human, will be ashamed of him on my returning here, it then being evident that the praiseworthiness/glory of my Father is with me, and my companions being the very-far-from-ordinary angels.'” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)
  • Chicahuaxtla Triqui: “For these people are people who have left God and who do sin. And there are those who won’t associate themselves with me and my words before these people. And I’m the true relative of the people. But I won’t associate myself with the one not willing to associate himself with me. And so it will be when I come. I will become all glorious. And the angels who are clean in heart will come with me.”
  • Palantla Chinantec: “So don’t make that you won’t know me or my word if you want me to recognize you when I return, I who have become your fellow-man. Because I will make that I don’t know whoever made not to know me before their fellows who don’t fear God and are guilty of sin. Because I will return holding my Father’s staff [that is, not holding a literal staff but symbolical of authority], angels of heaven with me.” (Source for this and above: B. Moore / G. Turner in Notes on Translation 1967, p. 1ff.)

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