complete verse (John 10:12)

Following are a number of back-translations of John 10:12:

  • Uma: “As for a person who is just paid a salary, his shepherding is not good, because he is not the owner of the sheep. If he sees a wolf coming, he runs away leaving behind the sheep he is herding. So those sheep are chased and taken-in-mouth by the wolf, with the result that they are all separated/scattered.” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “A person who is hired to watch the sheep is not the shepherd and he is not the owner of the sheep. Therefore when he sees a wild animal coming towards the sheep he flees and leaves the sheep. Then the wild animal catches the sheep and scatters them.” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “The person who is just hired, he is not the true carer because the sheep are not his. If he sees the wild dog called lobo coming, he will leave the sheep and run away. And the lobo will bite one of the sheep, and the others, they will scatter.” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “As for the one who is merely salaried to pasture the sheep, if he sees-in-the-distance a fierce animal coming, he will abandon the sheep and run-away, because it is not he who is the true care-taker who owns the sheep. When then the fierce animal appears, he will bite some while-simultaneously scattering others.” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “But if the one tending them is one who is just hired who is not the owner of the sheep, if he sees a wild dog approaching, he does nothing but run away. He at once deserts those sheep. Therefore what that wild dog does is, he will now kill-and-eat. Well those sheep will then be scattered.” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)
  • Tenango Otomi: “But he who is just a hired hand is not the guardian of the sheep. Because he is not the owner. If he sees a wild animal coming, he leaves the sheep and runs away. Then the wild animal grabs the sheep and scatters the rest.” (Source: Tenango Otomi Back Translation)