complete verse (John 14:11)

Following are a number of back-translations of John 14:11:

  • Ojitlán Chinantec: “Believe my words. I and my Father are the same. Or if you still don’t believe just because I said so, believe because you have seen the works that I have done.”
  • Huehuetla Tepehua: “Believe that I and my Father are one thing. Or if you can’t believe just by my words, believe by means of what I have done.”
  • Lalana Chinantec: “You must believe that I walk with my Father. My Father walks with me also. But if you do not believe that, there is something which makes it evident. You have seen the miracles which I have done; therefore, on account of them you must believe.” (Source for this and above: M. Larson / B. Moore in Notes on Translation February 1970, p. 1-125.)
  • Uma: “Believe me [emphatic], that I an in-harmony with my Father and my Father in-harmony with me. Even if you do not believe my words, believe because you have seen all that I do.” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “Isa said, ‘You must believe what I said that my Father and I are one. If you do not believe because of these my words, just believe because of the deeds I have done.” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “Believe what I say to you that I am there to my Father and he is here to me. And if you can’t believe this because of what I tell you, believe it because of my works. Because as for my works, you will see from them that what I say to you is true.” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “Therefore you should believe what I say to you that I am in my Father and my Father is also in me. And if you aren’t satisfied with what I say, you should still believe on-account-of the amazing-things I have been doing.” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “It is necessary that you (plural) believe that I and my Father, we (excl.) are one living-entity. If supposing you don’t believe these things I am telling, however because of the deeds/works which I am doing it’s necessary that you believe it.” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)
  • Tenango Otomi: “Believe that just like I am, my Father is also, and just like my Father is, also I am. If you don’t believe just the word, then believe because of what I do.” (Source: Tenango Otomi Back Translation)