complete verse (John 15:18)

Following are a number of back-translations of John 15:18:

  • Uma: “‘If people who do not believe in me hate you, remember: I was the one they hated first.” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “Isa said to his disciples, ‘Do not be amazed/marvel if you are hated by the people who do not follow God. Remember that they hated me before you.” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “If the people here in the world who are enemies of God are against you, don’t be surprised because they were already against me before.” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “Jesus also said to his disciples, ‘In-the-future those who don’t believe in me will hate you. If/When they do that, don’t be surprised. Remember that preceding-that they hated me.” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “‘You really will now be hated by the mass of people who don’t believe-in/obey me, but consider this that as for me, I was hated by those people before they hated you.” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)
  • Tenango Otomi: “If people hate you, you should know that I was hated even before you.” (Source: Tenango Otomi Back Translation)