complete verse (Luke 1:17)

Following are a number of back-translations of Luke 1:17:

  • Uma: “That child of yours(s) will be the sent-one/messenger who walks before/ahead of the Lord with the authority and power of the prophet Elia long ago. He makes-one-life the children with their fathers. And people who do not follow the Lord he leads back to the straight path so that their lives are clear. All that he will do to prepare the hearts of the people, so that they are ready to receive the Lord.'” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “Yahiya, this child of yours, he will be the one preceding the Lord. He will be ruled by the Holy Spirit like the prophet Eliyas of old and he will be powerful (supernatural) like the power of the prophet Eliyas of old. Because of his teaching, fathers and their children will be reconciled again. And the people who do not follow the commands of God, will change their thinking so that their thoughts will be straight (righteous) because of his teaching. Then there will be people ready when the Lord arrives.'” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “As for this child of yours, he will be sent to go ahead of the coming of the Lord, and he will be controlled by the Holy Spirit just like the prophet Elijah was controlled long ago. And as for his power, it will be the same power which Elijah had long ago. And by means of the teaching of this offspring of yours, the breath of fathers and children will be good again toward each other. And as for the people who have not obeyed the commands of God, by means of the teaching of this offspring of yours, they will repent and their thinking will be righteous again. And by means of him, many people will get ready for the arrival of the Lord,’ said the angel.” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “He will go-ahead of the Lord, and his power, it will be just like the power that the Holy Spirit gave to Elias who was a prophet long ago. He will cause-to-get-along fathers-and-sons who are quarreling, and he will also cause-to-return those who are not obeying God so that their minds will be like the minds of righteous people. This is what he will do so that the people will be made-ready for the coming of the Lord.'” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “For he is the one who will be sent to go before the promised Cristo. The truth is, in the boldness of mind/inner-being of that Juan and through the supernatural-power of God which is with him, he really is like Elias, the prophet of long ago. For by his teaching, fathers and children can be reconciled again. And he will cause those who don’t follow/obey God to return to the wisdom/understanding of the (plural) straight/righteous, so that by his teaching he will make sure that on the arrival of the Lord, his people are prepared already.'” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)