complete verse (John 19:31)

Following are a number of back-translations of John 19:31:

  • Uma: “The day that Yesus was crucified was the day of preparation (meaning, the day before the Sabat Day) and according to the taboos of the Yahudi people there could not be a dead person hanging on a cross during Sabat Day. Even more so because that Sabat Day was more important than usual. That is why the Yahudi rulers asked Pilatus so that those people who were crucified [have] their legs broken, so that they would quickly died and their bodies taken down.” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “Because that was a Friday hep, the leaders of the Yahudi went to Pilatus to ask permission to command that the lower-legs of the three people nailed to the posts be broken so that they would die faster and could be taken down already while the day of-no-work had not yet started. They did not want that the corpses would be left on the posts during the Saturday for that day of-no-work was a very important day.” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “It was then afternoon on the day of the preparation for the Feast of Passing By. And the leaders of the Jews, they went to Pilate and begged him that he have the legs broken of those who were nailed to the cross in order that they might die, so that it might be possible that their bodies be taken down from the cross before the Day of Rest. Because that Day of Rest was a special day to the Jews.” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “The tomorrow of that day, it was the day for-resting, and it was an important day as well, because it coincided with the fiesta. So the leaders of the Jews, they went and told Pilato that the soldiers should fracture the legs of those who were nailed on the crosses so they would die immediately so their bodies would then be taken-down. Because the Jews, they considered-it-taboo/improper if the day for-resting would arrive and the bodies were still on the cross.” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “That day was called the Preparing, because the following day was the far-from-ordinary Day of Rest, that being the focal-point (lit. eye) of that Fiesta. Well, since the Judio didn’t want that when those who were nailed were now dead, they just be left on the cross when it was now the Day of Rest, that’s why they made arrangements with Pilato. They requested that the legs of those who were nailed on a cross would be broken so that they would then die quickly/easily and be removed from there.” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)
  • Tenango Otomi: “The next day would be the day of rest. The Jews did not want the corpses on the crosses on the day of rest because it was the important day of the Passover celebration. Therefore the leaders of the Jews told Pilate to order the legs of those who were on the crosses to be broken so that they would die. Then when they were dead, the corpses would be taken down from the crosses.” (Source: Tenango Otomi Back Translation)