complete verse (John 19:11)

Following are a number of back-translations of John 19:11:

  • Uma: “Yesus said: ‘If God did not give you(s) that power, you(s) would have no power at all against me. So, the people who brought/offered me to you(s), the bigness of their sin is greater than yours(s).'” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “Isa answered, he said, ‘If God had not given you the authority, you would have no authority to judge me. Therefore the sin of the person who handed me over to you is greater than your sin.'” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “And Jesus answered, ‘As for your power to be in charge of me, if it were not given you by God, you wouldn’t be able to do anything. That’s why the one who commanded that I be brought to you, his sin is greater than yours.'” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “Jesus answered-him and said, ‘You (singular) would have no authority over me if God had not given it to you (singular). Therefore those who have handed-me -over to you (singular), their sin is more-serious (lit. heavier) than your (singular) sin.'” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “Jesus replied, saying, ‘You could only do like that because God has given you that authority. Therefore much heavier than your sin in the sin of the one who handed me over to you.'” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)
  • Tenango Otomi: “Jesus said, ‘You couldn’t make any judgment against me if God hadn’t given you your office. Therefore he who delivered me here to you has greater sin that you do.'” (Source: Tenango Otomi Back Translation)