naked

The Greek, Latin and Hebrew that is translated as “naked” in English is translated in Enlhet with a figure of speech: “(one’s) smoothness.” (Source: Jacob Loewen in The Bible Translator 1969, p. 24ff. )

In Elhomwe the word for “naked” is “shameful to use, and would never be used by a preacher in church.” Therefore “without clothes” is used. (Source: project-specific translation notes in Paratext)

Mark 14:43 - 52 in Mexican Sign Language

Following is the translation of Mark 14:43-52 into Mexican Sign Language with back-translations into Spanish and English underneath:


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Los líderes de los sacerdotes, los maestros de la ley y los ancianos mandaron a los soldados a que fueran en grupo llevando espadas y bastones, y todos fueron.

Un discípulo, Judas, les había advertido antes: “Al que yo me acerco y beso, este es Jesús, uds arrestenlo y llevenlo, y vigilenlo.

Allá Jesús estaba hablando y platicando y se volvió a ver a Judas que vino y se acercó diciendo “Maestro” y lo besó.

Las personas arrestaron a Jesús.

El siervo del sumo sacerdote, una persona sacó su espasa y lo agredió y quitó la oreja del siervo. Después Jesús dijo: “Yo diario iba al templo de Jerusalén y estaba enseñando en la plaza afuera, uds me veían pero jamás me han arrestado, ¿porqué ahora me arrestan?

Hace mucho un profeta lo ha escrito en el rollo, y lo que dijo (se ha cumplido) exactamente. ¿Porqué traen espadas y bastones de madera? ¿Parezco igual que un ratero, un ladrón?”

Los soldados lo arrestaron y se fueron llevandolo y todos los discípulos lo dejaron y se piraron y esparcieron.

Un hombre jóven que estaba envuelto en una sábana siguió al grupo, y los soldados lo vieron y lo arrestaron, pero el hombre dejó la sábana con ellos y se piró corriendo completamente desnudo.


The leaders of the priests, the teachers of the law and the elders sent soldiers out and they went as a group carrying swords and wooden rods.

One disciple, Judas, had warned them before: “The one that I approach and kiss, that is Jesus, you arrest him and take him away, and keep watch.”

Over there Jesus was talking and he turned around to see Judas coming, he approached him and said: “Teacher” and kissed him.

The people arrested Jesus.

The servant of the high priest, a person drew his sword and attacked him and cut off the ear of the servant. Then Jesus said: “Daily I went to the temple in Jerusalem and was preaching in the square outside, you saw me but you have never arrested me. Why are you arresting me now?

Long ago a prophet has written it in the scroll and what he said (has come to pass) exactly. Why do you bring swords and wooden rods? Do I appear to be a pickpocket, a thief?”

The soldiers arrested him and took him away and all the disciples left him and they went away and scattered.

A young man who was wrapped in a sheet followed the group, and the soldiers saw him and arrested him, but the man left the sheet in their hands and ran off completely naked.

Source: La Biblia en LSM / La Palabra de Dios

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complete verse (Mark 14:52)

Following are a number of back-translations of Mark 14:52:

  • Uma: “so he took of his sarong and fled naked.” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “But he left his wrap-around behind and ran-away naked.” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “however he struggled and got away naked, for he left his blanket behind, held onto by the people.” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “But he abruptly-flung-it-off and abruptly-ran-away naked.” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “But that with which he had cloaked himself got removed. Naked was how he ran away.” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)

Translation commentary on Mark 14:52

Text:

At the end of the verse Textus Receptus, Soden, Vogels, Merk, and Kilpatrick add ap’ autōn ‘from them,’ which is omitted by the majority of modern editions of the Greek text.

Exegesis:

katalipōn (cf. 10.7) ‘leaving,’ ‘leaving behind.’

gumnos ‘naked’: here it is an adjective, modifying the subject of the verb.

ephugen (cf. v. 50) ‘fled,’ ‘ran away.’

Translation:

Left must not be understood in the sense of ‘laying the cloth down’ as some translations imply. In Navajo the rendering is accurate and idiomatic, ‘he ran out of the cloth red,’ in which ‘red’ is a term meaning ‘naked.’

Quoted with permission from Bratcher, Robert G. and Nida, Eugene A. A Handbook on the Gospel of Mark. (UBS Handbook Series). New York: UBS, 1961. For this and other handbooks for translators see here .