complete verse (John 21:22)

Following are a number of back-translations of John 21:22:

  • Uma: “Yesus said: ‘If it is my will that he live continually until I come again, it is not necessary for you(s) to know! Just follow me.'” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “Isa said to Petros, ‘If for example I want that he lives till I return to the world, that’s no business of yours. You simply follow me.'” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “And Jesus answered, ‘If it’s my desire that he is still alive in the future when I return here to the earth, you have nothing to do with that. You just follow me.'” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “But Jesus said, ‘Even if I want him to live until I return, that’s none of your (singular) business (lit. you (singular) have no jurisdiction there). You (singular) just follow me.'” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “Jesus replied, saying, ‘If I want that he is alive until my return, what concern to it of yours? It is necessary that you just follow/obey me.'” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)
  • Tenango Otomi: “Jesus said, ‘If I want him to live here until I return, it will be. But what does it matter to you? Do not forsake me.'” (Source: Tenango Otomi Back Translation)