complete verse (Mark 14:4)

Following are a number of back-translations of Mark 14:4:

  • Uma: “Several people who were there, they were angry seeing what the woman did. They spoke to each other, they said: ‘What is the use of fragrant oil being wasted like that!” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “But some people who were there were angry and they spoke, ‘Why was that fragrant oil wasted/spoiled like that?’ they said.” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “Some of the people who saw this did not like it. They spoke to each other saying, ‘Why was the perfume wasted for no reason?” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “Whereupon some who were there became-angry and spoke-to-one-another, ‘What-a-waste!” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “Some of those there became angry. They were saying, ‘Why is that perfume being wasted?” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)

complete verse (Mark 14:4)