complete verse (John 4:24)

Following are a number of back-translations of John 4:24:

  • Uma: “God, He is Spirit. So, people who worship him must worship with the power of the Holy Spirit, and following the true way.'” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “Isa said, ‘God is the source of spirit/soul, even more so, he is spirit, he is not like mankind having a body. And whoever worships him has to worship him from inside his liver and his worship to him has to be true.'” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “God is a Spirit, and he has no body, therefore all who worship him, they must worship him not by means of the body, but by means of their whole breath, and their worship of him must be true.'” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “God, he is a spirit (particle indicates that this is the relevant factor). So those who worship him, it is necessary that their worship be sincere/heartfelt through his Spirit based-on his true godhood.'” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “Because as for God, he is wholly mind/inner-being, having no body. Therefore it is necessary to worship him with/through the mind/inner-being and truth.'” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)
  • Tenango Otomi: “God is not visible, not having a body. Those who worship him must truly from the heart worship him.'” (Source: Tenango Otomi Back Translation)