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Following are a number of back-translations of Luke 9:15:
kai epoiēsan houtōs kai kateklinan hapantas ‘and they did so, and made them all sit down.’ houtōs means here, ‘as they were told.’
They may have to be specified, ‘the disciples.’
Did so, or, ‘behaved according-to his word’ (Balinese), ‘obeyed’ (Bible de Jérusalem), ‘complied’ (Javanese, Batak Toba).
Quoted with permission from Reiling, J. and Swellengrebel, J.L. A Handbook on the Gospel of Luke. (UBS Handbook Series). New York: UBS, 1971. For this and other handbooks for translators see here . Make sure to also consult the Handbook on the Gospel of Mark for parallel or similar verses.