complete verse (John 3:27)

Following are a number of back-translations of John 3:27:

  • Uma: “Yohanes said: ‘We men do not receive anything that is not a gift of God.” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “Yahiya answered, he said, ‘A person does not have any authority if God does not give it to him.” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “And John answered, ‘Nobody has any power if God doesn’t give it to him.” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “Juan answered-them and said, ‘Even whatever person, there is no status/situation that he receives if it isn’t God who gives-it.” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “Juan replied, saying, ‘It’s true that a person can’t do things like these unless it is what God determined for him.” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)
  • Tenango Otomi: “John said, ‘God decides for each one who will be more important than others.” (Source: Tenango Otomi Back Translation)