complete verse (Luke 22:21)

Following are a number of back-translations of Luke 22:21:

  • Nyongar: “But see! The one who betrays me sits eating among us!” (Source: Warda-Kwabba Luke-Ang)
  • Uma: “‘But see, the person who will sell me, he is here now, eating with me!” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “But look,’ said Isa, ‘the person who is soon going to betray me is our (incl.) companion sitting here with us at the table.” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “Understand this,’ said Jesus, ‘that the one who turns me over to my enemies is one of our (incl.) companions sitting here with us.” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “‘But I also tell you that the one who will betray me is here eating-with (us).” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “But now, my companion in eating is indeed the one who will lead the ones who want to kill me.” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)

the last supper (image)

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Willy Wiedmann, the artist, commented on this picture: “In spite of some difficulty, and unlike Leonardo da Vinci [see here ] I did not set my last supper in a theatrical scene with Jesus in the center behind an elongated table with all the disciples, with two at each end so that that there are 11 seated behind the table. And not like the panel by Juan de Juanes (1623-79) [see here ] in which the six disciples left and right are very dynamic figures. And also not like Martin Schongauer’s Last Supper [see here ] with a slightly shorter table (also incidentally very similar to Juanes in the attitudes of the figures) and two figures seen from the back in the foreground of the panel. Instead I have given the Master the middle place to the foreground, with his back to us to finally leave the controversial Jesus-existential questions unanswered. Slightly symbolically it means that he is leaving his world. The iris color is meant to transfer the rainbow to Jesus, that God once linked to Noah (my kingdom is not of this world). I attempted to present answers that correspond to the characters of each individual.”

Image and text taken from the Wiedmann Bible. For more information about the images and ways to adopt them, see here .

For other images of Willy Wiedmann paintings in TIPs, see here.