complete verse (Revelation 6:8)

Following are a number of back-translations of Revelation 6:8:

  • Uma: “I saw a pale horse. The name of the person who rode it was Death, and behind him there was one who followed-him-closely that was named Dwelling-place of the Dead. To those two was given the authority/power to kill one fourth part of mankind. There were those who were killed in war, there were those who died of hunger or died in epidemics/plagues, there were those who were killed by carnivorous animals [lit., eater animals].” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “When I watched I saw a very pale horse. The name of the rider was Death and someone followed from behind who was called Afterworld. They were given authority to kill one part of the people on earth, three parts not. Fighting, famine, sickness and forest beasts, these could be used by the two for killing.” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “And I looked and I saw a horse whose yellowness was somewhat white. Death was the name of the one riding, and Infierno was the name of the one who followed him. And those two were given authority over one fourth of all mankind that they might kill them by means of contagious disease, and war, and hunger, and hamrful beasts.” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “As I looked, a pale/anemic horse suddenly-appeared. The one riding-on-his-back, he was named Death and the one accompanying him who was following, it was Hades which is the place of the dead. They were given authority to kill a fourth of the people on the earth by means of war, famine, sickness and wild animals.” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “There was a horse which I saw next whose body was pale/anemic. The name of the one riding on that was Death. Basad (i.e. the place of the dead) was coming right behind him (lit. acting as his tail). Given to them was authority to kill the fourth part of the population here under the heavens, that killing being by fighting-with-blades, starvation, epidemic and killings by wild animals.” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)
  • Tenango Otomi: “I looked and I saw a horse that was deathly colored. The horseman was named death. Behind the horseman came what was the place where the dead are. These were given the power to kill one fourth of the people who live on the earth. They brought about that the people would be killed in wars, the people would die of hunger, the people would die of sickness, the people would die by being bitten by wild animals.” (Source: Tenango Otomi Back Translation)

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