complete verse (John 13:16)

Following are a number of back-translations of John 13:16:

  • Uma: “‘These my words are very true: a slave is not more important than his nobleman. A messenger is not more important that the one who sent him.” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “Truly I tell you, that the servant/slave is not greater than his master. And the one being commanded is not greater than the one commanding him.” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “It is really true what I say to you, that the servant, he is not greater than the one who commands him.” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “Because this that I tell you is true that a slave is not greater than his master, and likewise also one who is sent who is not greater than the one who sent him. I did this to you so that you will have an example-to-follow so that that also is what you will do to your companions.” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “This is really the truth which I am saying, that as for the servant, he is not more important than his master. And that one who is only sent, he is not more important than he who sent him.” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)
  • Tenango Otomi: “Truly I tell you that a worker should not think he cannot do like his boss does. A messenger should not think that he cannot do like the one who sent him does.” (Source: Tenango Otomi Back Translation)