complete verse (Matthew 12:32)

Following are a number of back-translations of Matthew 12:32:

  • Uma: “So, so that you know: All of mankind’s sins and words of rejection may be forgiven. If there is a person who rejects me, that I am the Child of Mankind, his wrong may still be forgiven. But if he rejects the Holy Spirit, there is no forgiveness, whether at this time or in the future.'” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “Whoever speaks bad to/about me, the Son of Man, can be forgiven, but if he speaks bad to/about the Holy Spirit he will really never be forgiven (lit. not forgiven even whenever).'” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “He who speaks-in-rejection of the Older Sibling of Mankind, can still be forgiven, but he who speaks-in-rejection of the Holy Spirit can no longer be forgiven forever.” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “Even the one who speaks-evil-of me who am Child of a Person, that sin of his can be forgiven, but the one however who speaks-evil-of the Holy Spirit, his sin absolutely can not be forgiven now and so also in the future (lit. addition of days).'” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “It’s true that whoever will speak evil against me who am the One From Heaven Born of Man/human, he will indeed be forgiven if he truly repents. But whoever speaks evil against the Espiritu Santo really will never ever be forgiven.” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)
  • Tenango Otomi: “Therefore the person who speaks evil of the Man who came from heaven can be forgiven. But the person who speaks evil of the Holy Spirit will not be forgiven, neither in the days we live in now nor in the days that are to come.” (Source: Tenango Otomi Back Translation)
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