complete verse (Luke 1:35)

Following are a number of back-translations of Luke 1:35:

  • Uma: “The angel said: ‘The Holy Spirit will descend to you(s), and the power of God in heaven will cover you(s). That is why the child who will be born is called holy, the Child of God.” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “The angel answered, he said, ‘The Holy Spirit will be caused to come to you and you will be overshadowed by God’s power. Therefore the child that you will give birth to will be holy and will be called Son of God.” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “As the angel answered, ‘The Holy Spirit will be the one to powerfully work in you, and you will be strengthened about by the power of God, and because of this, this one that you will give birth to, his actions shall be completely righteous, and he shall be named the Son of God.” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “The angel answered and said, ‘The Holy Spirit will go to you (singular) and you (singular) will be closely-overshadowed by his power. And this is why the holy one you (singular) will give-birth-to will be called the Child of God.” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “The angel answered, ‘What you said is really true. But this will happen through the help of the Espiritu Santo. That’s why you will conceive for it will be because of the supernatural-power of God who is Exceedingly the Greatest/Most-important. That’s why the one you will give birth to will be very far from sin for he is the Son of God.” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)