complete verse (1 John 5:1)

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

  • Uma: “All people who believe that Yesus is the Redeemer King, they are made/considered-children by God. And all people who love God the Father, they certainly love all God’s children as well.” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “Whoever believes that Isa is the Almasi who is chosen by God to rule, he is a child of God already. For example, if one loves a person one also loves his children.” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “Anyone who believes that Jesus is the one chosen by God to rule is a son of God. And if he holds dear in his breath our Father God, he will also hold dear his companions who are children of God.” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “Whoever believes that Jesus is the one God sent who is called Cristo, he is God’s child. And the one who loves the father, he also loves his children.” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “Whoever believes that as for Jesus, he is the one meant by Cristo who is the Savior King who was promised, it’s like he has now been given birth to by God. And it’s true, if we hold dear this one who as-it-were gave birth, of course we value all the others who have been as-it-were given birth to by him.” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)
  • Tenango Otomi: “All who believe that Jesus is the Christ are the people who are God’s children. a person who loves a fellowman must also love the children of the man whom he loves.” (Source: Tenango Otomi Back Translation)
  • Yatzachi Zapotec: “Any of us are children of God if we believe that Jesus is the Christ, the one who is God. And all of us if we love our father God, likewise we love our fellows because likewise they are God’s children.”
  • Eastern Highland Otomi: “Whoever believes that Jesus and the Christ, God’s Chosen-One, are the same, only he is born anew by God, and is his child. Whoever loves (esteems) God, also his siblings he will love, in that the same one, God, is their Father.”
  • Tzotzil: “If we believe that Jesus Christ has been chosen by God to be our Savior, thus we have been born again in the presence of God for sure. Here in the world if we love our father thus we love also all our siblings.”
  • Garifuna: “. . . Everyone who loves (our) Father, also loves (our) Father’s children.” (Source for this and three above: John Beekman in Notes on Translation 12, November 1964, p. 1ff.)