complete verse (1 John 2:5)

Following are a number of back-translations of 1 John 2:5:

  • Uma: “People who follow God’s words, they are the ones who really love God. This is a sign so that we know that we are in harmony with God.” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “But whoever follows the word/message of God, he is surely the one who loves God. Like this we (dual) can be sure that we (dual) are one with God.” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “But if there is a person who obeys the commands of God, his holding God dear in his breath has been drawn tight. As for the person who says that he has a close relationship with God, it is necessary that his actions be righteous, just like the actions of Jesus were righteous. If this is what we (incl.) do, we know that we have been made one with God.” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “But as for the one who is following the words of God, he is the one whose love for God has no lack/fault. If then there is one who says that he has-joined/been-added-to/belongs to God, he must follow-the-example of Jesu Cristo. And if we do that, that’s how we know for sure that it is true that we have been joined to God.” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “But whoever is able-to-obey completely all the word of God, his holding God dear really is complete. Through this obeying of ours, we may be sure that as for us, we really are in harmony with God, holding fast to being united/tied-together with him.” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)
  • Tenango Otomi: “But he who does what God commands, this one truly is one who well knows how to love God. Thus it is apparent that he walks with God.” (Source: Tenango Otomi Back Translation)
  • Yatzachi Zapotec: “But we know that we are joined together with God if we do what God says. And when we do just what he says truly we love God as we ought.”
  • Eastern Highland Otomi: “But if one does the Word of God, God hasn’t loved him in vain, but it has turned out well what he has done for the person. Now I will tell you how we will know if we are really living with Christ.”
  • Tzotzil: “If we obey his word, we really and truly love God. Thus we know that we are in his presence, (belong to Him; are in Him).” (Source for this and two above: John Beekman in Notes on Translation 12, November 1964, p. 1ff.)