complete verse (John 12:30)

Following are a number of back-translations of John 12:30:

  • Uma: “Yesus said to them: ‘The words that you just heard were not spoken in order to help me. They were spoken in order to help you.” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “But Isa said to them, ‘That voice was caused to be heard by you not for my good but for your good.'” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “And Jesus said, ‘The reason God spoke was not because of me, but rather because of you, so that you might hear what he has to say.” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “Whereupon Jesus said to them, ‘That voice which you heard, it was not spoken for me but rather for you.” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “Jesus spoke again, saying, ‘That which you heard, it wasn’t just because of me, but on the contrary because of you, so that you would truly believe/obey.” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)
  • Tenango Otomi: “Jesus said to the people, ‘The word that was heard was not for my sake but for yours.” (Source: Tenango Otomi Back Translation)