complete verse (John 16:8)

Following are a number of back-translations of John 16:8:

  • Uma: “‘If the Holy Spirit comes, he is the one who will make clear to men that they are sinful. He will also make clear that I am upright/straight and God’s punishing/condemning.” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “When the helper is already here with you, he will explain to the people/mankind in the world the meaning of sin and the meaning of rightness/straightness and the meaning of the judgment of God.” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “And when he is here, he will cause mankind to understand that their actions are bad, and he will cause them also to understand that there is a righteous way. And he will also cause them to understand that God will punish them.” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “Upon his coming, he will confirm/verify to the many-people that they are mistaken concerning sin. He will also confirm/verify that they are mistaken concerning my righteousness and God’s judging of them.” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “When the Espiritu Santo who is this Helper comes, he will make-apparent that the perception is wrong of the people who don’t believe-in/obey me. Their perception is wrong concerning sin, straightness/righteousness and the judging of sin by God.” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)
  • Tenango Otomi: “When he comes he will cause the people living in this world to know that they have sin. And they will know about the right way of life. And they will know that the time is coming when God will sentence the people.” (Source: Tenango Otomi Back Translation)