complete verse (John 12:25)

Following are a number of back-translations of John 12:25:

  • Uma: “The person who clings to his own desires will lose his life in the future. But the person who lets go of his desires in this world, he will receive good life forever.” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “Likewise are also people/is a person. If he really values/loves his life here in this world he will not have eternal life. But if he does not value/love his life in this world, he will have life forever.'” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “The person who sets his heart on his life here on earth, he will die just the same, but the person who because of me doesn’t set his heart on his life here on earth, he will get life forever.” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “If a person values his life, he will die anyway. But if he considers that his life in this world is not valuable, in-the-future he will live forever.” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “If what a person really values greatly are his own desires and lifestyle, it’s certain that this will be lost to him. But that one not overly valuing his life, for it’s not his own situation which is important to him, life which is without ending really will be his.” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)
  • Tenango Otomi: “He who tries to escape death is the one who will lose his life. But he who gives up his life here on earth will be given the new life forever.” (Source: Tenango Otomi Back Translation)