complete verse (John 4:2)

Following are a number of back-translations of John 4:2:

  • Uma: “(Really, it was not Yesus who baptized, it was his disciples who baptized.)” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “But the truth is, Isa did not bathe the people but only his disciples (bathed people).)” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “The Pharisees heard the news that Jesus was making more disciples and Jesus was baptizing more people than John was; however Jesus himself wasn’t baptizing, but it was his disciples. And when Jesus also heard this news he left the province of Judea and he returned to the province of Galilee.” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “But the truth of it was, it wasn’t Jesus who was baptizing but rather his disciples only.” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “(But the truth is, it wasn’t Jesus who was baptizing, but on the contrary it was those disciples of his.)” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)
  • Tenango Otomi: “But Jesus himself did not baptize, rather his learners baptized the people.” (Source: Tenango Otomi Back Translation)

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