complete verse (John 12:46)

Following are a number of back-translations of John 12:46:

  • Uma: “I came to this world to become light, so that all people who believe in me no longer live in darkness.” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “I have come to the world to give light to the thoughts/mind of mankind so that whoever believes in me does not remain in darkness.” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “The reason I, the light, came here to the world is so that I might illuminate the minds of people. If there is someone who believes in me, his thinking is no longer darkened.” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “I came as a light to this world in order that whoever they are who believe in me, they will not remain in the dark.” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “For I came here like the light of this world, so that the one who will believe-in/obey me will not remain in the darkness.” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)
  • Tenango Otomi: “I am the one who gives you understanding (opens your hearts). I came here to the earth so that he who believes in me will not live like those people who live wickedly.” (Source: Tenango Otomi Back Translation)