complete verse (1 John 2:27)

Following are a number of back-translations of 1 John 2:27:

  • Uma: “But you, relatives, you have received [emphatic] the Holy Spirit who is from Kristus, and that Spirit remains in your hearts. You no longer need another to teach you, for the Holy Spirit is the one who teaches you every sort of thing. His teaching is all true, there is nothing that is a lie. So, like he already taught you, remain in harmony with Kristus.” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “But Almasi has already sent his Spirit into your liver, therefore you don’t need to be taught by anybody. God’s Spirit will teach you about all things. All his teaching is true. He does not lie. Therefore follow/obey all his teaching so that you will be one with Almasi.” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “But as for you, it’s not necessary that there be someone different to teach you for Christ has caused you now to be inspired by the Holy Spirit. By means of that, you can come to understand all that Christ wants you to understand. That which he causes you to understand is, by contrast, true and not a lie. That’s why it’s necessary that you hold fast to your being made one with Him as you have been taught.” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “But I know, mind you, that the Holy Spirit whom Cristo gave is always in you, so you don’t need someone-else to teach you. Because he teaches you all that you need to come-to-know and all that he teaches is true. Follow then what he is teaching (aforementioned) and continue moreover to believe in Cristo.” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “But as for you, Cristo has now caused you to be indwelled by the Espiritu Santo. Therefore since there is now this Espiritu Santo indwelling you, you no longer need to be taught by others concerning what is the truth. Because he now is the one teaching you all things, and there’s no teaching of his which isn’t true. Therefore obey this teaching of the Espiritu Santo, and hold fast to Jesu-Cristo.” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)
  • Tenango Otomi: “Jesus Christ sent the Holy Spirit to help you. Therefore it is not necessary for anyone to teach you who I am telling you about. Because the Holy Spirit himself will teach you all who are true, all who are not true. And that which the Holy Spirit will teach you is what is true and not lies. Therefore only now have Christ fill your heart, because this is what the Holy Spirit teaches you.” (Source: Tenango Otomi Back Translation)
  • Yatzachi Zapotec: “Christ gave you the Spirit of God and he is constantly with you. You do not need anyone else to teach you because the Spirit is present teaching you everything. He speaks true words and does not lie. Be constantly present with Jesus Christ because that is what the Spirit has taught you.”
  • Eastern Highland Otomi: “But we, the Good Spirit whom Jesus Christ gave us, He resides in our hearts. So we don’t need for anyone else to teach us. Because the Good Spirit of God resides in our hearts, he is what gives us an understanding in regard to everything we think about. And he is the one who speaks the truth and is no liar. And he tells us to habitually live with Christ, and we won’t depart from him.”
  • Tzotzil: “Jesus Christ gave us the Holy Spirit. Once and for all He is there in our hearts. Therefore it is not necessary that there be another our teacher because he teaches us all things. His word is true, he is not a liar. Just as the Holy Spirit has taught you, so stay in the presence of Jesus Christ.” (Source for this and two above: John Beekman in Notes on Translation 12, November 1964, p. 1ff.)