complete verse (Mark 9:35)

Following are a number of back-translations of Mark 9:35:

  • Uma: “So, Yesus sat and he called his twelve disciples, he said: ‘Who[ever] wants to have the bigger life, he must live making-himself-low [i.e., humbly], lower than all his companions, and he must be a servant to all his companions.'” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “So-then Isa sat down and he called his twelve disciples to his side. He said to them, ‘Whoever wants to be made very great/honored much, he should cause himself to be low/humble himself so that he is the lowest of all, and he should be the servant of all people.'” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “Then Jesus sat down, and he called tp him his twelve disciples, and he said to them, ‘Any one of you who wants to be greatest, this is what he must do. He must consider that his status is very low, and he must let all of his companions order him around.'” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “Then Jesus sat-down. He called his twelve disciples and said, ‘The one who wants to become the greatest, he must make himself the lowest and serve all his companions.'” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “Jesus got settled sitting down and caused those twelve disciples of his to come close. He said, ‘The one who wants to be first in praiseworthiness/glory, he must make himself lower than all and become servant of all people.'” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)
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