complete verse (John 10:35)

Following are a number of back-translations of John 10:35:

  • Uma: “What was written in the Holy Book does not change. So, if the Holy Book says ‘You are God’ to people who received the Word of God long ago, even more so me.” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “Na, we (incl.) know that all that is written in the holy-book does not change forever. Na, if the people who were given God’s message/word are called by him gods,” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “Now,’ said Jesus, ‘the written word of God cannot be changed. Therefore if he called our ancestors gods long ago, those whom he gave the word to,” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “That-aforementioned which God caused-to-be-written, it certainly cannot be terminated. If therefore gods is what God named those people through-whom-he-spoke,” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “Gods is the name God calls those people in that writing to whom he was giving responsibility for his words. Really as long as it’s said in the writings, there’s no disregarding it. It’s not possible/acceptable to regard-as-unimportant what it means.” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)
  • Tenango Otomi: “You know that what is written in the Holy Book cannot be denied by anyone. Well, God said that the people who guard his word are like God.” (Source: Tenango Otomi Back Translation)