complete verse (John 21:18)

Following are a number of back-translations of John 21:18:

  • Uma: “These my words are very true: While you(s) are still young, you(s) yourself tie the sarong on your (s) waist, and you(s) go wherever you(s) want. But when you(s) are old later, you(s) will offer you(s) hands to be tied by other people, and you(s) will be carried going to where you(s) do not want.'” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “Truly I tell you,’ said Isa, ‘when you were young you clothed yourself, and you went wherever you wanted to. But when you are old already, you will stretch out your hands (lit. cause-to-armspan) and someone else will clothe you and bring you to a place where you don’t want to go.'” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “It is true what I say to you that long ago when you were still young, you were the one to put your belt on your body and wherever you wanted to go you just went, but when you are old you will have to stretch out your hands and someone else will tie up your body and will take you where you don’t want to go.'” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “Then he went-on to say, ‘This that I tell you (singular) is true. During your (singular) young-manhood, you (singular) yourself fastened-on your (singular) belt and you (singular) went wherever-you-wanted. But when you (singular) get-old however, you (singular) will stretch-out (lit. span) your (singular) arms, and they will bind you (singular) so they will then take you (singular) where you (singular) don’t want to go.'” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “This is absolutely the truth which I am saying to you, that when you were still young, you used to tie on your own bolo-belt and go wherever you wanted to go. But when you are old, you will raise-and-stretch-out your hands/arms and someone else will tie a belt round you, and take you where you don’t want to go.'” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)
  • Tenango Otomi: “Truly I tell you that when you were young, you could tie on your belt and you went where you wanted to go. But the day will come when you are old and you will stretch out your arms so another will tie you and take you where you do not want to go.'” (Source: Tenango Otomi Back Translation)