complete verse (John 3:3)

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

  • Uma: “Yesus said saying to him: ‘These my words are very true: if a person is not born again, he will not become a subject of God in his Kingdom.'” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “Isa answered he said, ‘Truly I tell you, if a person is not born again, he is not able to see the ruling of God/kingdom of God.'” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “And Jesus answered saying, ‘What I say to you is true that a person can only be included among the people whom God rules over if he allows himself to be born again.'” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “‘This that I tell you (singular) is true,’ said Jesus in reply. ‘If a person is not born again, he can not join-in-experiencing God’s ruling.'” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “Jesus answered, saying, ‘This really is the truth which I will tell you. No-one can be included in the kingdom of God unless he has been given birth to again.'” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)
  • Tenango Otomi: “Jesus said, ‘Truly I tell you that he who doesn’t live anew cannot be in God’s hand.'” (Source: Tenango Otomi Back Translation)