complete verse (1 John 5:4)

Following are a number of back-translations of 1 John 5:4:

  • Uma: “For all people who are-children of God defeat the power/authority of the evil-one(s) in this world. We have defeated the power/authority of the evil-ones with our faith.” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “because whoever is a child of God (lit: are children of God they) he defeats all kinds of temptation in the world. That is what we (incl.) defeat the temptation in the world with, our trust in Isa Almasi.” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “for, as for us (incl.) who have now become sons of God, we can now defeat Satan who controls here in the earth; and our defeat over him is our faith in Jesus.” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “because whoever is a child of God, he is continually defeating that which is on this earth which is opposed to God. And our means-of-defeating, it is our faith.” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “Because as for each one who has been as-it-were given birth to by God, he is now able to be victorious over the rule/hold over him of evil here in this world/land. We can have this victory through the strength of our believing-in/obeying and trust in Jesu-Cristo.” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)
  • Tenango Otomi: “Because all who are God’s children depart from the evil here in this world. The belief that we have is what wins over the evil here on earth.” (Source: Tenango Otomi Back Translation)
  • Yatzachi Zapotec: “If we are God’s children we endure to draw away from the evil which is here in the world so it does not win out over us. And because we trust in Jesus Christ, therefore we endure to draw away from the evil which is in this world so it does not win out over us.”
  • Eastern Highland Otomi: “Because whoever is born anew of God, overcomes the world. And we overcome the world by our faith.”
  • Tzotzil: “Because we have been born again in the presence of God, therefore all that is here in the world has been conquered by us. On account of our faith (its believing our hearts) is conquered by us all that is here in the world.” (Source for this and two above: John Beekman in Notes on Translation 12, November 1964, p. 1ff.)