complete verse (John 3:20)

Following are a number of back-translations of John 3:20:

  • Uma: “All people who do evil behavior hate the light. They do not want to come to the light so that their evil behavior will not be visible.” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “All who do bad really hate the light and they do not come near the light because they don’t want their bad deeds to be seen.” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “He who does bad, he does not want the light, and he does not come near to the light because he does not want that his bad deeds will be known.” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “Because those who are doing evil, they dislike/reject the light (silaw), and they don’t approach-it lest their sins be shown.” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “The one who is doing evil, he really doesn’t like/want this light. He doesn’t want to come close because his activity which is evil will be made clear.” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)
  • Tenango Otomi: “All who do evil do not want it to be known. Therefore they do not look favorably on the Son of God, and do not want to go near to him.” (Source: Tenango Otomi Back Translation)