complete verse (John 13:18)

Following are a number of back-translations of John 13:18:

  • Uma: “‘What I said earlier does not apply [lit., strike] all of you. I knew ahead-of-time whom I chose. But the words of the Holy Book must be fulfilled that say: ‘The person who eats-with-me [implies one plate/bowl], he will be the one who becomes my enemy.'” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “Isa said, ‘I am not speaking about you all. I know as to who the people are which I have chosen to follow me. But the saying in the holy-book has to be fulfilled, ‘I am betrayed by one of my companions who eats with me.'” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “I am not talking to all of you because I know what the breath is of each one of you that I have chosen. There is one of you that is going to betray me. The reason that this will take place is so that the prophecy of long ago in the written word of God might be fulfilled which says, ‘My companion who ate with me, he has become my enemy.'” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “‘I am not talking about all of you, because I know the minds of all of you whom I have chosen. But I have chosen you nevertheless so that what God caused-to-be-written will be fulfilled which says, ‘The one who ate-with me, he became my enemy.'” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “Jesus added, ‘It’s not all of you to whom I’m referring in this which I am saying that you can be happy, because I recognize/know what kind of people are the ones I chose. But I chose like this so that what is contained there in the writing which is the word of God might be fulfilled, which says, ‘I was rewarded with evil by the person with whom I shared my food.'” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)
  • Tenango Otomi: “This being fortunate does not apply to all of you. For I know whom I have chosen and whom it applies to. Because it must be as it is written in the Holy Book, ‘He who eats with me is even my enemy.'” (Source: Tenango Otomi Back Translation)