complete verse (Luke 1:28)

Following are a number of back-translations of Luke 1:28:

  • Uma: “When the angel arrived there, he said to Maria: ‘Many greetings! The Lord bless you(s) and be with you(s)!'” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “When the angel arrived at the place where Mariyam was, he said to the woman, ‘Assalamu alaikum. (polite religious greeting) You are chosen by God, Mariyam. God is with you.'” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “And the angel arrived there to Mary, and he said, ‘Woman, God has pitied you and he is taking care of you!'” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “The angel went to her and said, ‘How are you (singular). God is companioning you (singular) and great is his mercy/favor to you (singular).'” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “The angel came to Maria and paid (lit. gave) respect. He spoke, saying, ‘You can be very happy for you are really being shown grace/favor by God. He is really taking care of you.'” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)