complete verse (Matthew 16:19)

Following are a number of back-translations of Matthew 16:19:

  • Uma: “I give you (sing.) power/authority to be-elder-over God’s people/subjects. What you (sing.) decide on earth, that also God decides in heaven: If you (sing.) say don’t, [it is] God who has said don’t. If you (sing.) say it may be [i.e., it is permitted], [it is] God who has said it may be.'” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “I give you authority to proclaim/preach to all mankind the good news about God’s ruling. As if you are figuratively given the key to the door, which leads to the ruling of God. Whatever you forbid here in the world, that will also be forbidden in heaven and whatever you command here on earth, that will also be commanded in heaven.'” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “And I will entrust to you the being in charge when God in heaven rules. And it’s necessary that what you forbid here on the earth, it will already have been forbidden by God in heaven. And what you permit here on earth will be already permitted by God in heaven.'” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “I give to you (sing.) the key that is for-opening God’s ruling, and whatever you (sing.) forbid here on earth God will also forbid in heaven. Whatever also you (sing.) permit here on earth, God will also permit in heaven.'” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “I will give you (sing.) authority, which is like you will be caused to hold the key of the kingdom of God. By this authority of yours, whatever you forbid through your office/responsibility here in the world, you will be upheld/stood-up-for by God in heaven. And also what you permit here in the world, in the same way you will be upheld by God in heaven.'” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)
  • Tenango Otomi: “I will give you the position that you will have authority there where God rules. You are the representative of God who is in heaven. That which you give people permission to do is what they can do. That which you do not give people here on earth permission to do, they cannot do.'” (Source: Tenango Otomi Back Translation)

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