complete verse (1 John 5:8)

Following are a number of back-translations of 1 John 5:8:

  • Uma: “So, this is the way God makes-clear to us that Yesus is his Child: the Holy Spirit testifies that he is God’s Child. And what happened when he was baptized and when he died also makes-clear that he is God’s Child. These three things have the same purpose, that Yesus is God’s Child.” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “God’s Spirit, the water and the blood, these three their witness is the same.” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “The first is the Holy Spirit; another is the baptism of Jesus Christ, and the other is the flow of His blood. The witness of these three agree.” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “When Jesu Cristo came to this earth, there were three-things which confirmed that he was the Child of God. The one, it was his being baptized in/with water. But it wasn’t only his being baptized which confirmed-it but rather his blood as well which flowed-down at his death. As for the third, it was the Holy Spirit, and all that he says is true. These three, what they confirmed regarding Jesu Cristo was the same.” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “These three are the Espiritu Santo, the water and the blood. And these three are-fully-in-agreement.” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)
  • Tenango Otomi: “Now there are three words here on earth by which we know for sure that Jesus Christ is the Son of God. The first, the Holy Spirit causes our hearts to know about it. The second, it was seen clearly when there was the baptism. The third, it was known clearly when Jesus Christ died. All three now, the very same they say that he is the Son of God.” (Source: Tenango Otomi Back Translation)
  • Yatzachi Zapotec: “Likewise three witnesses are on this earth. The Spirit speaks of Jesus Christ. And his being baptized and the shedding of his blood when he died likewise speak of him. And the words which these things speak agree with the words which the Spirit speaks.”
  • Eastern Highland Otomi: “And there are three who witness here on earth, who say the same thing about Jesus Christ. One is God’s Good Spirit, one is the baptism of Jesus Christ, one is the death of Jesus Christ. And all three say the same thing, that Jesus Christ is God’s Chosen-One.”
  • Tzotzil: “There are three here in the world that tell us about Jesus Christ. They are the Holy Spirit and that Jesus Christ was baptized, and that he shed his blood on the cross. Each one says the same thing about him that Jesus Christ is God’s Son.” (Source for this and two above: John Beekman in Notes on Translation 12, November 1964, p. 1ff.)