complete verse (1 John 5:18)

Following are a number of back-translations of 1 John 5:18:

  • Uma: “What we know: all people who are-children of God, they no longer do sins, for God’s Child guards them and the King of Evil-ones is not able to defeat them.” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “We (incl.) know that if a person is a child of God, he no longer sins because he is cared for by God’s Son and he is not carried-along/influenced by the leader of demons.” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “We (incl.) know that there is one who has become a child of God who continually does evil, for he has been stregthened about by the Son of God, and Satan can no longer meddle with him.” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “Therefore there are three things that we know. The first, we know that no child of God continues to sin, because the Child of God who is Jesu Cristo protects him, and Satanas has no way of touching him.” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “We really know now that as for those who have been as-it-were given birth to by God, they donĀ­t just go on doing sin, because they are now being taken care of by Jesu-Cristo who is the Son of God. It’s no longer possible/acceptable (for them) to be taken over again by Satanas.” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)
  • Tenango Otomi: “We know that the person who has God for his Father does not now live in the sin that he had been doing. Because the Son of God helps him where he goes, he does not let the devil spoil the person’s heart.” (Source: Tenango Otomi Back Translation)
  • Yatzachi Zapotec: “We know that any of us if we are children of God we are not evil doers, because Jesus Christ God’s son is covering-protecting us in order that the deceiver will not win out over us (in) causing us to believe (obey) him.”
  • Eastern Highland Otomi: “We know that all whoever are born anew by God, don’t reside in sin. But God’s Son guards them, and the big-evil-one can’t remove them from God;”
  • Tzotzil: “We know that if we have been born again in the presence of God thus we do not now seek sin. Because God’s Son is caring for us thus the devil cannot molest us.”
  • Garifuna: “We know that the one who has become God’s offspring does not come to have the custom of sinning. God’s offspring will take care of that person. It is impossible for the devil to do anything with him.” (Source for this and three above: John Beekman in Notes on Translation 12, November 1964, p. 1ff.)