complete verse (John 18:40)

Following are a number of back-translations of John 18:40:

  • Uma: “They jeered, they said: ‘No, not he! Rather/Better Barabas!’ (That Barabas was a robber.)” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “The people shouted, they said, ‘Not that person. We (excl.) want Barabbas.’ This Barabbas was an outlaw.” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “And they shouted out, ‘Not him, but rather you release Barabbas!’ (And as for Barabbas, he was a robber).” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “‘Not that one (near-addressee)! Barabbas is the one we (excl.) want!’ they said shouting. This Barabbas, he was a bandit who had opposed the government.” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “Those Judio now shouted out, saying, ‘No! Not that person is the one who will be released. Barrabas only is the one who will be released.’ As for that Barrabas, he was a robber.” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)
  • Tenango Otomi: “All shouted and said, ‘Not him. Release Barabbas.’ And this Barabbas was a thief!” (Source: Tenango Otomi Back Translation)

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