complete verse (John 11:12)

Following are a number of back-translations of John 11:12:

  • Uma: “Actually, those words of Yesus were making-a-parable-of the death of Lazarus. But his disciples did not understand that parable, they thought Lazarus was really asleep. That is why they said to Yesus, ‘Lord, if he is asleep, he will get well.'” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “His disciples said to him, ‘Sir, he is getting better if he is asleep.'” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “And the disciples said, ‘If he has gone to sleep, that’s good because he will get well.'” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “Whereupon his disciples said, ‘Lord, if he is sleeping, it’s good, because he will get-better.'” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “‘That’s good, Lord/Chief, if he is sleeping for he will indeed recover,’ said his disciples.” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)
  • Tenango Otomi: “The learners said, ‘Lord, if he is sleeping, there isn’t anything wrong then.'” (Source: Tenango Otomi Back Translation)