complete verse (John 14:17)

Following are a number of back-translations of John 14:17:

  • Uma: “That Helper, he is the Holy Spirit, who leads you to the true teaching. People who do not believe cannot receive him, because they do not see him and they also do not know him. But as for you, you know him, because he is with you now, and will dwell in your hearts.” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “This helper is the Spirit of God. He tells the truth about God. But the people who do not follow God, cannot receive the Spirit of God because they do not understand him. But you, you know the Spirit of God because he is there with you and he is remaining in your liver.” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “He is the Holy Spirit who teaches the truth. This one will not be accepted by the people here in the world who are enemies of God because they do not recognize him and they do not understand who he is. But as for you, you understand who he is because he lives there to you and he does not go away from you.” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “Those who don’t believe me, they will not be able-to-receive him, because they do not recognize and neither do they know him. But you though, you know him, because here-now he is staying where you are and later he will be in you.” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “The Espiritu Santo is the one I mean by this. He is the one whose-job-is-to-make-you-know the truth. As for the mass of people who don’t believe-in/obey me, the help of this Espiritu Santo won’t be theirs, for they don’t acknowledge him and they have no understanding/wisdom concerning him. But you know him, because he is keeping close to you now and the day will come when he will now enter to indwell your bodies.” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)
  • Tenango Otomi: “The people who do not believe God are not able to be in fellowship with the Holy Spirit because they do not see him nor know him. But you know him because the Holy Spirit now is here with you and he will be your companion forever.” (Source: Tenango Otomi Back Translation)