complete verse (John 3:2)

Following are a number of back-translations of John 3:2:

  • Uma: “One night, he came to meet-with Yesus, he said to him: ‘Teacher, what we (excl.) know [is], you are a teacher sent by God, because there is no person who can do miracles like what you do, if God is not with him.'” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “One night he went to Isa and he said, ‘Sir, we (excl.) know that you are a teacher sent here by God. For you would not be able to do the wonder-causing works that you do if you were not given power by God.'” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “He went to Jesus at night, and he said to Jesus, ‘Datu, we know that you are a teacher whom God has sent, because the miracles which you do, the only one who can do like this is a person to whom God has given power.'” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “One night, he went to where Jesus was and said to him, ‘Sir teacher, we (excl.) know that God has sent you (singular) to teach us (excl.). Because absolutely no one can-do the amazing signs that you (singular) have-been-doing if God is not with him.'” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “One night he made-a-house-call on Jesus. He said, ‘Teacher, we (excl.) know that you are a Teacher raised up by God, because no-one can do amazing things like you are doing unless he is being helped by God.'” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)
  • Tenango Otomi: “This Nicodemus went one night to talk with Jesus. He said, ‘Teacher. We know that God has sent you to teach us. Because no one can do the signs you do if God doesn’t enable him.'” (Source: Tenango Otomi Back Translation)