complete verse (John 2:17)

Following are a number of back-translations of John 2:17:

  • Uma: “His disciple remembered the words of the Holy Book that said like this: ‘My heart boiled, because I love your (s) House, Lord.'” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “When the disciples saw this his doing, they remembered that it is written in the holy-book, it says there, ‘My love for your house o God, is like a fire in my liver which is destroying me.'” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “The disciples remembered the prophesy which was written long ago which says, ‘Very great is my cherishing of your house, God, and that’s why it has become a reason for giving me a very painful breath.'” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “And then his disciples remembered that which God caused-to-be-written that says, ‘My extreme concern-for (lit. hurting-for) your (singular) house, that will be my death.'” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “When his disciples had seen, they remembered what is in the writing which says, ‘I really uphold/stand-up-for very much your house where you are worshipped even if it will cause my life/breath to be severed.'” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)
  • Tenango Otomi: “The learners then remembered what is written in the Holy Book. It says, ‘I look with respect on your house, even though I lose my life.'” (Source: Tenango Otomi Back Translation)