complete verse (John 4:38)

Following are a number of back-translations of John 4:38:

  • Uma: “I command you to harvest what you did not plant. Other people planted, you harvest the fruit of their work.'” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “I tell you to harvest what you have not worked for. Others have worked-hard but you share-in/profit-from their work.'” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “I caused you to harvest there on the land where you did not plant because another person is the one who spreads the word of God, and because of their work you are the ones, to cause people to understand so that they might believe,’ said Jesus.” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “Because I have sent you to harvest what you didn’t sweat-for, and now you will gain/benefit-from the work of others,’ Jesus said to his disciples.” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “I have sent you to harvest where you weren’t the ones who cultivated. Others put-in-the-hard-work and you will harvest what they worked for.'” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)
  • Tenango Otomi: “I send you that you encourage people so they believe in me. But you will go where already has passed through a preacher. The word which he first has given, you will encourage the people who heard it.'” (Source: Tenango Otomi Back Translation)