complete verse (1 John 2:23)

Following are a number of back-translations of 1 John 2:23:

  • Uma: “People who reject God the Child, they have no connection with God the Father. People who admit-confess that Yesus is the Child of God, they are connected with God the Father.” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “Whoever says that he does not believe-obey that Isa is God’s Son, he also does not believe-obey in God. Whoever confesses/makes-clear saying that Isa is really God’s Son, he also believes-obey in God.” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “If there is a person who will not receive the Son of God, he will also not receive our Father God. And in the same way also, if there is a person who has already received the Son of God, he has also received our Father God.” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “For whoever does not acknowledge God’s Child, he of course doesn’t know his Father, but as for the one who does acknowledge the Child of God who doesn’t deny him, God the Father is in him as well.” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “Because whoever doesn’t testify that Jesus is the Son of God, it’s also not possible that he is accepted by God the Father. But he who testifies that this Jesus really is the Son of God, of course it’s true that God is his Father too.” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)
  • Tenango Otomi: “Whoever says that Jesus is not the Son of God is not walking with God. But whoever says that Jesus Christ is the Son of God, that one walks with the Father.” (Source: Tenango Otomi Back Translation)
  • Yatzachi Zapotec: “Whoever shoves the Son of God aside, our father God is not with him. The person who knows and says that Jesus Christ is the Son of God, our father God is with him.”
  • Eastern Highland Otomi: “He who denies in regard to God’s Son, then neither does he know God who is his Father. But he who believes his Son, also knows his Father.”
  • Tzotzil: “If we say ‘Jesus Christ is not God’s Son,’ we have not believed Jesus Christ’s word. Then God is not our Father. If we say ‘Jesus Christ is God’s Son,’ we have believed Jesus Christ’s word and God is our Father.” (Source for this and two above: John Beekman in Notes on Translation 12, November 1964, p. 1ff.)