complete verse (John 2:15)

Following are a number of back-translations of John 2:15:

  • Uma: “Yesus made a hitting-thing from rope, and he chased/shooed them all from the yard of the House of God, with their sheep and cows. He turned over the table of the money changers, with the result that their money spilled all over.” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “When Isa saw them there, he took rope, made it into a whip and drove them all out of the temple including their sheep and their cattle. He also overturned the tables of the money changers and scattered their money.” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “And he made a whip of rope, and he drove outside of the House of God the cows and sheep, and he tipped over the tables of those who exchanged money. And their money, he poured it out.” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “He immediately-made a rope whip and drove-them -out along-with the sheep and cows. He also scattered the money of the changers and tipped-over their tables.” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “What Jesus did was, he got rope and made a whip. He expelled those traders and drove out to the outside the sheep and cows. He poured out the money and overturned the tables of those changers.” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)
  • Tenango Otomi: “Having seen what was going on, Jesus swung a short rope and drove away all those who were selling outside the church. With them went the cows and the cheep. He knocked down the money of those who sold money and he turned over their tables.” (Source: Tenango Otomi Back Translation)