complete verse (Revelation 18:2)

Following are a number of back-translations of Revelation 18:2:

  • Uma: “He shouted loudly, he said: ‘Destroyed! Destroyed is Babel, that big village! From now on it is occupied by demons, occupied by many kinds of evil things, occupied by every kind of disgusting and hated bird.” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “He called out loudly, he said, ‘Destroyed, really destroyed is the famous city of Babilon. Now the hibilis and the demons make it their place. And it is also the place of whatever birds are dirty and ritually-unclean.” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “And he spoke loudly saying, ‘It is destroyed! The large city of Babylon is thoroughly destroyed. It has become now a dwelling place for demons and bad spirits. That city will become the dwelling place of every kind of bad and filthy bird.” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “He said shouting, ‘Destroyed! The famous (lit. newsed) city of Babilonia is destroyed. She has become a haunt (lit. staying-place) of demons, rock-river-and-tree-spirits, and any-kind-of evil-spirits. All kinds of birds also that are considered to be filthy and evil, they are now nesting there.” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “He called out at full volume, saying, ‘Defeated now! That famous city of Babilonia is now defeated. Today all kinds of evil-ones/spirits will go to live there and it will be a nesting-place of dirty and disgusting birds.” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)
  • Tenango Otomi: “Very loudly he shouted and said: ‘It is ended. Ended is the city of Babylon. Now it has become the home of evil spirits. It is where nests have been made for the birds who are filthy.” (Source: Tenango Otomi Back Translation)

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