complete verse (Matthew 3:7)

Following are a number of back-translations of Matthew 3:7:

  • Uma: “There were also many leaders of the Yahudi religion who are called Parisi and Saduki people who came to be baptized by Yohanes. When he saw them come, he said to them: ‘He, you whose behavior is bent! Why are you coming requesting-to-be-baptized? Do you think you can evade the anger of God that is about to strike you!” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “There were also Pariseo and Sadduseo who went to him, they were the religious leaders. When he saw many Pariseo and Sadduseo coming to request being bathed by him, he said, ‘You there, your customs are like the customs of a deceiving snake. You perhaps think-mistakenly that if you have been bathed you will not be hit by God’s wrath which will soon come.” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “Now John saw many Pharisee people and Sadducee people coming to him to be baptized. And he said to them, ‘You act like snakes in that you are liars. Why are you coming here? You probably suppose that you will be able to escape the punishment of God.” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “But upon his seeing the many Fariseo (Pharisees) and Sadduceo (Saducees) who were coming to be baptized koma, he said to them, ‘Oh, you who are like crafty snakes are too much! Who perhaps told you that you will escape God’s punishing of you if you are baptized?” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “But well, Juan noticed that there were many Pariseo and Saduceo coming to him to be baptized also. He said to them, ‘Why are you here who are habitually-deceiving like the nature/way of a snake? Who said you could run away from the punishment which is coming?” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)
  • Tenango Otomi: “John saw that very many Jews were there who had come to be baptized. There were among them Pharisees, there were Sadducees. He told them: ‘You act like snakes who are fleeing from a fire. How is it that you know that the terrible punishment which is to be is coming?” (Source: Tenango Otomi Back Translation)

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