complete verse (1 John 3:24)

Following are a number of back-translations of 1 John 3:24:

  • Uma: “People who follow God’s commands, they stay in harmony with him, and he with them. This is a sign so that we know God stays in harmony with us, because he has given us his Spirit.” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “Anybody who follows/obeys the commands of God is one with God and God stays/remains with him. We (dual) know that we are one with God because of the Holy Spirit that he caused to live in our (dual) livers.” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “Anyone who obeys the commands of God has become one with God and God lives in him. We know that God lives here in us (incl.) for we have been inspired by the Holy Spirit.” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “The one who obeys the commands of God, he remains in God and God also remains in him. The way-we-know that God remains in us, the Holy Spirit whom God gave is in us.” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “Well he who is obedient to the commands of God, his life really is holding fast to God, and as for God, he indeed is holding fast to him. And as for this help to us by the Espiritu Santo whom he caused to indwell our body, that is how we can comprehend that God is holding fast to us.” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)
  • Tenango Otomi: “All those who obey what God commands are walkers-with-God. How we know that we walk with God is because of the Holy Spirit who was sent to us.” (Source: Tenango Otomi Back Translation)
  • Yatzachi Zapotec: “If we are doing what he commands, we are constantly with God, and God is constantly with us. And we know that he is constantly with us because he has given us his Spirit.”
  • Eastern Highland Otomi: “Whoever does what he says, lives with God, and God also resides in his heart. And we know that we live with God because he gave us his good Spirit.”
  • Tzotzil: Because if we obey his commands, we are in his presence. God is in our hearts. Because is in our hearts the Holy Spirit that God has given us, therefore we know that God is in our hearts.” (Source for this and two above: John Beekman in Notes on Translation 12, November 1964, p. 1ff.)