complete verse (John 15:20)

Following are a number of back-translations of John 15:20:

  • Uma: “Remember what I told you earlier: A slave is not more important that his nobleman. If even I was persecuted, you also will be persecuted. If there are those who follow my words, they will certainly also follow your words.” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “Remember what I said to you, I said: ‘The slave is not greater than his master.’ If I have been persecuted by these people, they will certainly also persecute you. If they followed/obeyed my teaching, they will certainly also follow/obey your teaching.” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “Remember what I told you that the servant, he is not greater than his master. For if they treated me, your master, badly, they will surely treat you badly also. If people carry out my teachings, they will also carry out yours.” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “Be-thinking-about what I told you that a servant is not greater than his master. If they persecuted-me, likewise also you. If they didn’t believe what I have said, neither will they believe what you say.” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “Consider this which I said to you that there is no servant who is more important than his master. If as for me, they are causing me suffering/hardship, of course for you it will be like that as well, they will also cause you suffering/hardship. If they are following/obeying what I have been teaching, they will also follow/obey what you are teaching.” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)
  • Tenango Otomi: “Remember what I told you before. No worker should think that he will not go through what his boss does. If the people hate me, it will be the same for you — you will be hated. If they didn’t believe what I taught, neither will you be believed.” (Source: Tenango Otomi Back Translation)