complete verse (John 19:30)

Following are a number of back-translations of John 19:30:

  • Uma: “When Yesus tasted it, he said: ‘It is finished!’ After that, he lowered his head, and his spirit/breath broke [i.e., he died].” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “When Isa had sucked it, he said, ‘My work is finished.’ Then he bowed-his-head and his breath snapped. (euphemism for death.)” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “And when Jesus had sipped that, he said, ‘I have finished everything!’ And he bowed his head and then he died.” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “When Jesus had sucked it, he said, ‘It is-already fulfilled.’ And then he bent-his-head-down and entrusted his spirit to God.” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “When Jesus had tasted that, he spoke saying, ‘All has now been fulfilled!’ When he had said that, he bowed his head and released his spirit (lit. caused it to spring away, fig.).” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)
  • Tenango Otomi: “Jesus drank the sour wine. Then he said, ‘Now all that had to happen has happened.’ Having said this, his head bowed down because he died.” (Source: Tenango Otomi Back Translation)