complete verse (John 18:37)

Following are a number of back-translations of John 18:37:

  • Uma: “Pilatus said again: ‘If thus, are you(s) really a king?’ Yesus said: ‘You(s) yourself are the one who said that I am a king. The reason I was born into this world was to say what is true. People who like what is true will certainly believe my words.'” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “Pilatus said, ‘If it is like that, you are a king, surprise?’ Isa said, ‘You are the one saying it, that I am a king. The reason that I was born and came into the world is so that I could teach about the truth. All who follow the truth listen to/obey me.'” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “And Pilate said, ‘So you are a king?’ And Jesus answered, ‘It is true what you say because I am a king. That’s why I came to the world. That’s why I was born here on the earth. I came so that I might cause people to understand what the true doctrine is. All the people who wish to know what the true doctrine is, they will listen to me.'” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “‘Therefore you (singular) are a king then, isn’t that so?’ Pilato said. ‘If you (singular) say so, that’s so,’ answered Jesus. ‘And my purpose in coming to this world to be born was to make-known the truth. Whoever values the truth, they will receive/accept what I am saying.'” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “‘Therefore you are a king, aren’t you?’ said Pilato.Said the reply of Jesus, ‘Yes, what you said is true that I am a king. But I was born and was caused to come down here to this world so that I would make clear what really is the truth. As many as want to know the truth listen to my words.'” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)
  • Tenango Otomi: “Pilate said to him, ‘So then you are a ruler?’ Then Jesus said, ‘Yes, I am what you say. I came here to live on this earth so that I can speak the true word. Whoever wants to know about the true word listens to what I say.'” (Source: Tenango Otomi Back Translation)