complete verse (John 17:23)

Following are a number of back-translations of John 17:23:

  • Uma: “I am in-harmony with them, and Father is in-harmony with me, so that they will become completely / wholly of one heart. If it’s like that, all people will now that you(s) sent me, and that you(s) love them like you(s) love me.” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “I remain there with them, as you are remaining here with me so that they all are really of one liver. So-then when they are really of one liver, eventually the people in this world will know that you sent me. And they will also know that you love the ones who believe in me as you love me.” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “Because I am there in them and you are here to me so that the oneness of their minds may be right so that all mankind might know that you sent me and so that mankind might also know that your breath is big toward them just like your breath is also big toward me.” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “I am/will-be in them and you (singular) also are/will-be in me so that that-aforementioned consistent-oneness of their minds will have no lack/deficiency so that people will come-to-know that you (singular) are the one who sent me and they will also come-to-know that your (singular) love for them is the same as your (singular) love for me.” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “that I and they will have no being-separated because the Espiritu Santo will enter to indwell them, for as for you and me, we are one living-entity only. I want you to make them very like-minded/harmonious, for herein people here will know/recognize that you are the one who sent me, and as for them you hold them dear, like also your holding me dear.” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)
  • Tenango Otomi: “I am in fellowship with them. You are in fellowship with me. This results in their being of one accord. Then the other people can know that you sent me and that you love our people like you love me.” (Source: Tenango Otomi Back Translation)