complete verse (John 19:36)

Following are a number of back-translations of John 19:36:

  • Uma: “This happened to fulfill what was written long ago in the Holy Book that says: ‘Not one of his bones will be broken.'” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “Because of what happened there to Isa the writing in the holy-book came true. It says there, ‘None of his bones were/are broken not even one.'” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “The reason this happened is because the prophecy in the written word was fulfilled which said, ‘Not one of his bones will be broken.'” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “These-things also happened in order to be-fulfilled what God caused-to-be-written that says, ‘Not even a single-one of his bones will be fractured,'” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “These things came about so that what is contained there in the writings would be fulfilled which says, ‘There’s not even one of his bones which will be broken.'” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)
  • Tenango Otomi: “Because these things happened so that what is written in the Holy Book would happen. It says, ‘His bones will not be broken.'” (Source: Tenango Otomi Back Translation)