complete verse (John 16:13)

Following are a number of back-translations of John 16:13:

  • Uma: “When the Holy Spirit comes, he is the one who will lead you, and cause-you-to-know all the true teachings. He will not speak according to his own will. What he hears from my Father, that is what he will say. And he will announce to you what will happen in the future.” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “When the Spirit of God comes, the one who speaks the truth, he will teach you all the true teaching. He does not teach from his own thinking but whatever he hears from God, that is what he teaches. And he will tell you what will happen in the future.” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “But the Holy Spirit who teaches the true doctrine, when he is already here with you, he will cause you to understand all that’s true. He will not just cause you to understand his own thinking, but rather what he will teach is what he has heard from my Father. He will cause you to understand what is going to happen in the future.” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “But never-mind, because when God’s Spirit comes, what he says being entirely true, he is the one who will guide your minds so that you will come-to-know all that is true. And it won’t be he who is the originator (lit. owner) of the words, but rather he will make-known what he hears from God. Even what will happen in a future day, that also he will make-known to you.” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “But when this Espiritu Santo comes who is the one whose job is to cause you to know the truth, he will be the one to help you so that you will really understand all the truth. He won’t speak his own words, but on the contrary what he will tell you is what he hears from the Father. And he will also make clear to you the things which are coming.” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)
  • Tenango Otomi: “When the Holy Spirit comes he will reveal to you the truth. And all is true what he teaches you. Because he will not speak just on his own, rather he will speak exactly what he is told. He will cause you to understand what is to be.” (Source: Tenango Otomi Back Translation)