complete verse (John 15:22)

Following are a number of back-translations of John 15:22:

  • Uma: “If I had not come to speak to them, they would not have been wrong. But, because I did come to speak to them, that is why their wrong cannot be hidden.” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “If I had not come to teach them, their sin would not be clear. But now they cannot excuse their sin.” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “If I had not come here to the world and if I had not preached to them, they could not be blamed because of their sin. However now they have no excuse.” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “If-contrary-to-fact I had not come to go talk-with them, their not believing wouldn’t be their sin. But now, they have nothing to give-as-an-excuse-for their sin.” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “If it wasn’t that I came here and taught them, they would have nothing to answer for about their rejection of me. But now, they will not be able to make any excuses about this sin of theirs.” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)
  • Tenango Otomi: “If I hadn’t come and spoken to them, then they wouldn’t be sentenced. But now they will be sentenced because they don’t believe in me.” (Source: Tenango Otomi Back Translation)