complete verse (John 3:13)

Following are a number of back-translations of John 3:13:

  • Uma: “There is no-one in the world who has climbed up to heaven. Only I know what happens in heaven, because I am the Child of Mankind who has dwelt in heaven from long ago and who has come here from heaven.” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “Nobody has gone to heaven except I the Son of Mankind. I have come down from heaven.” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “Who has gone to heaven? I, the older sibling of mankind, am the only one because I came from heaven.'” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “No one emphatically has ascended to heaven except only I who am Child of a Person who descended from heaven.” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “There’s no-one who knows how it is in heaven because there’s no one who has been able to go there to find out. But I who am the One From Heaven Born of Man am the one who knows because there is where I came from.” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)
  • Tenango Otomi: “No one here has returned from heaven. Only the Man who came from heaven is able to tell about it because he has his home there.” (Source: Tenango Otomi Back Translation)