complete verse (John 19:24)

Following are a number of back-translations of John 19:24:

  • Uma: “That is why the soldiers planned, they said: ‘Don’t tear this shirt. It is better that we cast lots, which of us receives it.’ This happened to fulfill what was written long ago in the Holy Book, that said: ‘They took my clothes they divided-up, and my shirt they gambled-over.’ So, what those soldiers did, was exactly like what was written long ago.” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “The soldiers said to their companions, ‘We (incl.) will not tear this robe. Instead we (incl.) will just draw lots. Whoever wins he shall have this robe.’ Because of what those soldiers did, the writing in the holy-book came true, it says there, ‘They divided my clothes and they drew lots for my robe.'” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “And because of that the soldiers said, ‘Let’s not tear it, rather let’s cast lots for it so we might know which one of us gets it.’ The reason they did this is because the prophecy long ago in the written word of God was being fulfilled. It said: ‘They divided up my clothing, and they cast lots for my garment.’ This is what the soldiers did.” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “So the soldiers said, ‘Let’s not rip it. It would be better if we drew-for-it to see who wins-the-draw (lit. hits/lands-on-it).’ And that’s what they did. This happened in order to be fulfilled what God caused-to-be-written that says, ‘They tore-into-pieces my clothes and as for the robe, they drew-for it.'” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “The soldiers discussed saying, ‘Let’s not tear this one. Let’s draw lots so that we will know who can have this for his own.’ Like that came about so that what is contained in the writing which is the word of God would be fulfilled, which says, ‘They divided up my clothes, and another one of my garments, they cast lots for. Like that truly was done by those soldiers.” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)
  • Tenango Otomi: “The soldiers said to each other, ‘We can’t divide this. It would be better to see who wins it.’ Then it happened as it is written in the Holy Book, ‘They divided my clothing to each one. They gamed to win it.’ This is what the soldiers did.” (Source: Tenango Otomi Back Translation)