complete verse (John 17:11)

Following are a number of back-translations of John 17:11:

  • Uma: “‘I am about to come [to where you are], Father, I will not be much longer in this world. But as from my disciples over there, they will still be in this world. O my holy Father, take care of them with the power of your (s) name–with the name that you(s) gave me. Take care of them so that they are of one heart, like Father and I are of one heart.” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “I will soon return to you. I will soon leave this world. But the people you have given to me are still here in this world. O Father, you are the holy one, you have shown me the power of your name, watch over them with this your power so that they will be of one liver as we (dual) are.” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “And now I am returning there to you, and I will no longer live here on the earth. But these people who belong to us, they are still here on the earth. My Holy Father, watch over the people you have given me by means of the power of your name, so that they might be one just like we are one.” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “I will not continue staying in this world but rather I will return to you (singular). But these however, they will be left-behind. Holy Father, please protect them by the power of your (singular) name which you (singular) also gave to me so that their minds will always be-in-harmony like our (du) minds.” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “I won’t be here much longer under the heavens, because I’m coming home now to you. But as for them, they are still here in this world. Father who is far from all sin, take care of them through the strength of your supernatural-power and glory which you made apparent here in/to me. Take care of them so that they will always be like-minded/in harmony, just like we are.” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)
  • Tenango Otomi: “I no longer will live here on earth. I am going to where you are to live. But now those I ask you to care for, they will remain here on earth. My Father, you are holy. By your power, care for those whom you delivered over to me in order that they will be of one accord like we are in accord.” (Source: Tenango Otomi Back Translation)