complete verse (1 John 2:6)

Following are a number of back-translations of 1 John 2:6:

  • Uma: “People who say they remain in harmony with God, their behavior must be like Kristus’ behavior.” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “Whoever says that he is one with God his conduct should be like Isa Almasi’s conduct when he was here in the world.” (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: “Therefore the one who says, ‘I am now holding fast to Jesu-Cristo, being really united/tied-together now with him,’ it’s necessary that he live his life like the way Jesu-Cristo lived, when he was still here under the heavens.” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)
  • Tenango Otomi: “He who says that he walks with God must necessarily live like Jesus Christ lived when he lived here.” (Source: Tenango Otomi Back Translation)
  • Yatzachi Zapotec: “If we say that we are constantly present with Jesus Christ, we must do as Jesus Christ did.”
  • Eastern Highland Otomi: “If one says he is living with Christ, he must walk like Christ walked.”
  • Tzotzil: “If we say ‘I am in the presence of God,’ then let us do like Jesus Christ did.” (Source for this and two above: John Beekman in Notes on Translation 12, November 1964, p. 1ff.)