complete verse (Luke 1:27)

Following are a number of back-translations of Luke 1:27:

  • Uma: “to meet a young woman named Maria. That young woman was engaged to a young man named Yusuf, a descendant of King Daud long ago.” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “He was told to go to a certain virgin called Mariyam. This Mariyam was betrothed to a man called Yusup, a descendant of King Da’ud ley.” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “The one he was sent to was a virgin named Mary. And as for this Mary, she was promised to a young man named Joseph. And as for this Joseph, he was a descendent of the king long ago David.” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “Because he had something to say to a young-lady who was a virgin (lit. whom no one had touched) who was engaged to be married to Jose a descendant of the former King David. The name of that young-lady was Maria.” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “He was caused to go to a still single girl/woman whose name was Maria, whose marriage to Jose had been agreed upon but wasn’t finalized yet, still being in-the-works. As for that Jose, he was indeed a descendant of past King David.” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)