complete verse (1 John 2:20)

Following are a number of back-translations of 1 John 2:20:

  • Uma: “But you, relatives, you have received the Holy Spirit who is from Kristus. That’s why you all know the true teaching.” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “But you are not like they. Almasi has already sent to you the Holy Spirit therefore all of you know the true teaching.” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “As for you, by contrast, Christ has caused you to be inspired by the Holy Spirit, and because of that, you understand all of the true doctrine.” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “But as for you, the Ispirito Santo (Holy Spirit) whom Cristo gave is in you, so you all know the true teaching.” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “But as for you, you have now been shown-grace/mercy by God that you are being indwelled now by the Espiritu Santo. Therefore you can now comprehend the truth.” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)
  • Tenango Otomi: “But concerning you, now Christ has sent the Holy Spirit to you. This one caused you to know what is true and what isn’t true.” (Source: Tenango Otomi Back Translation)
  • Yatzachi Zapotec: “But Jesus Christ the clean-hearted person, has given you the Spirit of God like he has done with us (excl.). Therefore we (incl.) know everything.”
  • Eastern Highland Otomi: “Jesus Christ, is God’s Chosen-One, He gave us God’s Good Spirit. So all of us know what is true.”
  • Tzotzil: “You because you have been given also the Holy Spirit by Jesus Christ therefore all of you know also the word that is true.” (Source for this and two above: John Beekman in Notes on Translation 12, November 1964, p. 1ff.)