complete verse (Matthew 9:2)

Following are a number of back-translations of Matthew 9:2:

  • Uma: “Arriving there, there were people who carried [on a stretcher–implied in verb] a lame person coming to Yesus. When he saw the bigness of their faith, he said to that lame person: ‘My child, make-strong your (sing.) heart! Your (sing.) sins are forgiven.'” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “People came to him carrying a paralyzed man. He was lying on his place-for-lying. When Isa saw that they really trusted him, he said to the paralyzed man, ‘Cheer up (lit. make your liver good), friend, your sins are forgiven.'” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “Some people arrived bringing to Jesus a person who half of his body was dead who was lying on a hammock carried by four. When Jesus understood that their confidence in him was great, he said to this person who half of his body was dead, he said, ‘Friend, may your breath be good, because your sins are forgiven.'” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “When that was so, there were those-who-brought to him a cripple who was lying-on-his-back on a stretcher. Upon Jesus’ seeing their trust in him, he said to that cripple, ‘Strengthen your (sing.) mind, companion. Your (sing.) sins are forgiven.'” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “When he was there again, some came who were bringing a person who was paralized (lit. had part of his body dead). When Jesus observed that the belief of those people was big, he said to the one with the illness, ‘Son, be encouraged (lit. strengthen your mind), for your sins have been forgiven.'” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)
  • Tenango Otomi: “When he arrived at the town, there was brought to him a person lying on a mat who had paralyzed legs. Upon seeing what the people did in bringing the sick person, Jesus knew that these people believed that he was able to heal the sick person. He said to the sick person then: ‘Listen son, do not be sad at heart, now I have forgiven your sins,’ he said to him.” (Source: Tenango Otomi Back Translation)

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