complete verse (John 16:33)

Following are a number of back-translations of John 16:33:

  • Uma: “All this I say to you, so that you receive goodness of life from your relationship with me. While you are still in this world, you will definitely be persecuted. But make your hearts strong, because I have defeated this world.'” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “All this I have told you so that you have peace in your liver. The reason that you have peace in your liver is because you are one with me. Here in this world you will be persecuted by the people who do not follow God. But do not be afraid. I have defeated their leader.'” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “The reason I have told you all of this is so that your breaths might become peaceful because of me. Here on the earth you will be treated badly by people who are my enemies, but don’t you be afraid because I have defeated the boss of my enemies.'” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “I tell you this in order that you will have peace on-account-of your being-united-with me. It’s true granted that you will be hardshipped in this world. But never-mind, be-brave, because I have already defeated the evil that is in this world.'” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “I told you this so that you will have peace/protection of mind/inner-being through your being tied-together/united with me. You really will have suffering/hardship while you are still here in this world. But take courage (strengthen your mind/inner-being) because as for me, I have now defeated the one who rules here under the heavens.'” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)
  • Tenango Otomi: “When you give your heart to what I tell you, it will cause you to be at peace. Here in the world you will suffer. But be encouraged, I have conquered that which has power here.'” (Source: Tenango Otomi Back Translation)