complete verse (John 11:39)

Following are a number of back-translations of John 11:39:

  • Uma: “Yesus said: ‘Shove that stone aside!’ Marta, the relative of the dead man said: ‘Don’t open it, Lord. He already stinks, because he has been buried for four nights.'” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “When they arrived at the grave, Isa said, ‘Remove the stone.’ Immediately Marta spoke, the sibling of the dead person. She said to Isa, ‘He smells already, Sir, for it is four days already now.'” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “‘Remove this stone,’ said Jesus. And Martha, the sister of the dead person, she said, ‘He stinks already because it has been four days since he was buried.'” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “‘Remove the stone,’ Jesus said. ‘But Lord, he already indeed stinks, because he has been buried four days,’ Marta answered.” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “Jesus said, ‘Remove that rock which is blocking off.”Expl.’ said Marta who was the sister of that deceased one, ‘Lord/Chief, he will be rotten-stinking by now because it’s already four days since he died.'” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)
  • Tenango Otomi: “Jesus said, ‘Take away the stone.’ Martha, the sister of the dead man, said, ‘But Lord, he must smell by now because it is the fourth day he has been dead.'” (Source: Tenango Otomi Back Translation)