complete verse (John 17:17)

Following are a number of back-translations of John 17:17:

  • Uma: “Make them holy, make them your (sing.) portion with true teaching. Your (sing.) word, Father, that is what is true.” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “Set them apart and cleanse them/make them holy. The-thing-cleansing them is your true teaching, your word/message.” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “These people who belong to us, by means of the doctrine, make them your servants. Your word is the true doctrine.” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “Please distance them from evil by-means-of your (sing.) words which are true so-that they will serve you (sing.) properly.” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “Through the strength of your word which is wholly truth, make new their habit/nature that they will deviate now from the nature/ways of people who are sinners. For your words really are the truth.” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)
  • Tenango Otomi: “Cause them to set their hearts on you and seek to live good lives by means of your word. Because your word is true.” (Source: Tenango Otomi Back Translation)
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