complete verse (John 17:19)

Following are a number of back-translations of John 17:19:

  • Uma: “Father, I offer my life to you(s) becoming your (s) portion, so that my disciples receive goodness, and so that they become your (s) portion in their following the true teaching.” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “And for their good I submit/surrender my life to you, so that they really will be people belonging to you.” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “Because of them I cause you to be in charge of my breath so that they also will thoroughly cause you to be in charge of their breath.” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “And I will offer myself/my body to die for them in order that they will be truly distanced from evil to serve you (singular).'” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “And because of them, I will ensure/dedicate myself that I will really follow/obey all your will, so that they also may be ensured as being truly yours now, far now from sin.'” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)
  • Tenango Otomi: “I set my heart on them so that also they will set their hearts on living good lives by means of the true word.” (Source: Tenango Otomi Back Translation)