complete verse (Revelation 11:17)

Following are a number of back-translations of Revelation 11:17:

  • Uma: “they said: ‘Oo Lord God, the Lord whose power surpasses all. You (sing.) were from the beginning and you (sing.) still are now. We say thank-you to [you] Lord, because you (sing.) used your (sing.) very big power, you (sing.) have begun to rule.” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “and they said, ‘O, God, our (excl.) Lord. You are really powerful. You do not change since the beginning of time until now. We (excl.) really thank you because you have shown now your great power and you have begun your rule now on the earth.” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “and they said, ‘Our God and our Lord, You control everything. You were God long ago and You are today. We thank You because You have used Your great power, and You have begun to rule on the earth.” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “saying, ‘Lord God who is all powerful who existed previously and so also now, we (excl.) thank you (sing.), because now you (sing.) have shown your (sing.) amazing power and you (sing.) have begun to rule.” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “What they said was, ‘Praiseworthy God who has surpassing supernatural-power, from long ago you already existed, and until today there is no change in you. We(excl.) give thanks because you have shown your unending supernatural-power for you have now begun to reign.” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)
  • Tenango Otomi: “All together they said: ‘Thank you Lord. You are God who has all power. You live now and you have lived in the past days and you continue to live for the days which are coming. Thank you that now you have begun to rule.” (Source: Tenango Otomi Back Translation)
  • Chichewa (interconfessional translation, 1999): “They said, ‘Lord God, the Almighty One, You who are present and who were always present, we praise you because you have manifested your great power, and you have begun to establish your kingship.” (Source: Wendland 1998, p. 166)

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