complete verse (John 20:25)

Following are a number of back-translations of John 20:25:

  • Uma: “That is why his companions continually said to him: ‘We(excl.) have seen the Lord!’ Tomas said: ‘If I have not-yet seen the nail-places on his hands and put my finger in those nail-places, and if I have not-yet put my hand in the spearing-place in his side, I definitely will not believe.'” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “So-then they told Tomas, they said, ‘We (excl.) have seen our (incl.) Lord.’ But Tomas said, ‘If I do not see with these my two eyes and feel the scars of the nails in the palm of his hands and if I do not touch the scar in his side I will not believe.'” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “Therefore his companion disciples told him, they said, ‘Our Lord has appeared to us.’ But Thomas said, ‘I cannot believe that he is raised from the dead if I do not see his hands wounded by the nails. And if I cannot stick my fingers into the wounds in his hands and in his side, I cannot believe.'” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “So afterwards the other disciples said to him, ‘We (excl.) have seen the Lord.’ But Tomas said, ‘If I don’t see and probe/feel his hands through-which-the nails -have-passed (lit. walked), and if I don’t also insert my finger into the wound in his side, I won’t believe what you say.'” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “Therefore it was just related to him by those other disciples. They said, ‘We have emphatic seen the Lord/Chief again!’ When Tomas heard, he said, ‘Expl., I won’t believe that to be true unless I see where that nail went in his hand/arm, and be able to poke my finger there, and also put my hand there into his side.'” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)
  • Tenango Otomi: “The other learners said to him, ‘We have now seen the Lord.’ Thomas said, ‘As long as I have not seen for myself and have not seen his hands where the nails pierced, I won’t believe that he is alive. If I can touch with my finger where the nails pierced and touch his side where the spear went in, then I will believe.'” (Source: Tenango Otomi Back Translation)