complete verse (John 4:23)

Following are a number of back-translations of John 4:23:

  • Uma: “But the time will come–and this is the time–people who really worship God the Father, must worship him with the power of the Holy Spirit and following the true way. Worship like this is what God the Father likes.” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “But the time is coming and it is now hep, that the people who truly worship, they worship our (incl.) Father God from inside their liver and their worship is really true. Like that is what our (incl.) Father God wants for-worship to him.'” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “This is already the time the people who want to worship God our Father, they must worship by means of their whole breath, and their worship of him must be true. These are the people that God will accept to worship him.” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “The truth of it is, the time has already arrived when the true/proper worshipper of God the Father, sincere/heartfelt will be his worship of him through his Spirit based-on his true godhood. Because God wants that that be the way in which people worship him.” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “But the time is arriving, this right now, when as for those whose worship of God the Father is genuine, they will worship with focused mind/inner-being and in harmony with the truth which comes from him, because this really is the will of the Father for those worshipping him.” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)
  • Tenango Otomi: “But the day and time will come when those who truly worship the Father will truly from the heart worship.” (Source: Tenango Otomi Back Translation)