complete verse (Luke 1:22)

Following are a number of back-translations of Luke 1:22:

  • Uma: “When he appeared outside, he was no longer able to speak to them. He could just gesture/make-hand-signals and he definitely could not talk. That is why the people knew that there was something he had seen inside the House of God.” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “When he came out he couldn’t speak to them, therefore they knew that he had seen something appearing to him there in the temple. He just signaled/made signs to them because he was now dumb.” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “And when he came out he could no longer speak to the people/them, and they knew from that that God had shown him something there inside the church for he could no longer speak, he just made signs to the people and from that time onward he was deaf-and-dumb.” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “When he then emerged, he made-signs to them because he was not able-to-speak, and that’s how-they -knew that God had shown him something inside.” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “When Zacarias came out, he truly was dumb. Sign-language was his communicating with those people there outside. Therefore they realized that there was something God has caused Zacarias to see there inside. Well, from then on, Zacarias truly was dumb.” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)