complete verse (John 21:15)

Following are a number of back-translations of John 21:15:

  • Uma: “After they ate, Yesus said saying to Simon Petrus: ‘Simon son of Yohanes, do you love me more than your (s) companions over there love me?’ Petrus said: ‘Yes, you(s) know Lord, that I love you(s)’ Yesus said: ‘If thus, care for my lambs.'” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “After they had eaten, Isa said to Simon Petros, ‘Simon, son of Yahiya, is your love for me greater than the love of these your companions?’ ‘Yes, Sir,’ he said, ‘you know that I love you.’ Isa said, ‘Na, care for the people belonging to me like a shepherd cares for his lambs (lit. offspring of his sheep).'” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “And after they had eaten breakfast Jesus said to Peter, he said, ‘You Simon, son of John, am I bigger in your breath, bigger than I am in the breath of your companions?’ And Peter answered, ‘Yes, you know that my breath is big for you.'” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “When they had finished-eating, Jesus said to Simon Pedro, ‘Simon child of Juan, is your (singular) love for me larger than the love of these?’ ‘Yes indeed, Lord, you (singular) know that I love you (singular),’ he said. Whereupon Jesus said, ‘If that is so, care-for my people who are compared-to my sheep.'” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “After they had eaten, Jesus questioned Simon Pedro. He said, ‘Simon, son of Juan, is your commitment/maintained-devotion to me more than their commitment to me?’ ‘Yes, Lord/Chief. You know that I feel affection for you,’ said the reply of Pedro. ‘Well if it’s like that,’ said Jesus, ‘take good care of my young sheep.'” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)
  • Tenango Otomi: “After they ate, Jesus asked Peter, ‘Peter, you are the son of Jonas. Do you love me more than these others here love me?’ Peter said, ‘Yes, Lord. You know that I love you.’ Jesus said, ‘Now do like a shepherd does. Take care of the people who believe in me.'” (Source: Tenango Otomi Back Translation)