complete verse (John 3:31)

Following are a number of back-translations of John 3:31:

  • Uma: “Yesus, he is the one who comes from heaven, and his life is above all. A person who is from the world, is definitely just a regular person, and his words just speak whatever happens in the world. But Yesus is from heaven, and his life is above all.” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “The one who comes from heaven is greater than all. A person from the world, his words are only about the world because he is a person from the world. But the one who comes from heaven is greater than all.” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “Jesus comes from heaven, and he is greater than anyone. As for humans, they just come from here on the earth and earth-type is their speech. However the one who comes from heaven, he is greater than all.” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “As for one who came-from the earth, he is earthly, so what he talks-about, it is also earthly. But as for the one who came-from heaven, he is the highest of all.” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “That one who is of(taga) the earth/world, of course he just belongs to the earth, and what he says are wholly things which we can comprehend here on earth. But that one coming from heaven, that one is praiseworthy above all.” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)
  • Tenango Otomi: “He who came from heaven surpasses all. The one who is a native of the earth is a native here and speaks of the things about here on earth. But he who came from heaven surpasses all.” (Source: Tenango Otomi Back Translation)