complete verse (John 10:10)

Following are a number of back-translations of John 10:10:

  • Uma: “The intention of a thief, [he] comes wanting to steal, kill and destroy. But I come so that men receive life that is no kidding its goodness.” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “The burglar has no other business in coming than to steal and to kill and to destroy. But I, my business/purpose in coming is to give mankind life, its goodness is exceeding.” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “The reason that the thief goes to the corral is so that he might steal and kill and destroy. As for me, by contrast, I came here to the world to give mankind life that has no lack forever.” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “‘The purpose of the thief is to go steal or for-no-reason to kill or butcher-to-eat the sheep and that’s all. I however, I came so that people should be able-to-gain/enjoy the very-good life that has no lacks/imperfections.'” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “The one I said was like a thief, he has no other purpose than that he wants to steal, to kill and to destroy. But as for me, I came here so that those who are my like sheep will be given life by me, and the life I will give is really far-from-ordinary.'” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)
  • Tenango Otomi: “The thief just steals. He kills off the sheep. But I came so there would be your new life, you will live joyfully.” (Source: Tenango Otomi Back Translation)