complete verse (Matthew 3:14)

Following are a number of back-translations of Matthew 3:14:

  • Uma: “But Yohanes was not brave / did not dare to baptize him, and he said to him: ‘Really, I am the one who needs to be baptized by you (sing.), yet here you (sing.) are coming to me!'” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “But Yahiya did not want to, he said, ‘Why do you come here requesting me to bathe you? You should be the one to bathe me.'” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “Now John, he didn’t want that and he said, ‘I am the one fitted to be baptized by you, not that you will be the one to cause me to baptize you.'” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “Juan refused saying, ‘I am the one who needs to get-baptized by you (sing.). Why do you (sing.) come to get-baptized by me?'” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “He was told not to by Juan, who said, ‘Respect to you, why is it reversed, that I am the one who will baptize you, since I really am the one who needs to be baptized by you?'” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)
  • Tenango Otomi: “But John did not want to baptize Jesus. He said to him: ‘I want that you baptize me, and here you have come for me to baptize you,’ he said.” (Source: Tenango Otomi Back Translation)
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