complete verse (Luke 3:13)

Following are a number of back-translations of Luke 3:13:

  • Nyongar: “John said to them, ‘Don’t take more money than the Law says.'” (Source: Warda-Kwabba Luke-Ang)
  • Uma: “He answered them: ‘Do not collect more than the government has set.'” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “He answered he said, ‘Don’t ask for more taxes than you are told to.'” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “And John said, ‘When you collect taxes, don’t you cheat people in what they should pay. The only thing you should take from them is that which the government has commanded you.'” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “‘Don’t collect in excess but rather what is exactly right,’ he said in reply.” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “Juan replied, saying, ‘Don’t cause to be paid more than the amount which has been ordered for you to cause to be paid.'” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)