complete verse (John 5:24)

Following are a number of back-translations of John 5:24:

  • Uma: “‘These words of mine are very true: Whoever hears my words and they believe on the Lord God who sent me, they have certainly received good life forever. They will not be punished because of their sins. They have been freed from death, they have received life.” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “‘Truly I tell you, whoever hears my teaching and believes in the one who sent me, he will live forever. He will not be hit by the judgment of God. God will not punish him anymore instead he will live forever.” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “It is very true what I say that the person who obeys my words and believes in God who sent me, he is the one who will come to own eternal life. He will not be punished in the future because his soul has escaped from death and he has already come to own eternal life.” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “‘This that I tell you is true. Whoever believes/obeys what I am saying and also believes/obeys the one who sent me, he has life that has no end. He will not be condemned to be punished, because his separation from God is already finished and he has been given life that is forever.” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “This which I am saying to you is really true. The one who listens to what I am saying and believes-in/obeys the one who sent me, that one has life which has no ending. He will no longer receive the heavy sentence. Instead of punishment which is death, it’s certain there is in store for him life which has no ending.” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)
  • Tenango Otomi: “It is true what I tell you. He who respects what I speak and believes in him who sent me already has the new life forever. Now he will not be sentenced. He has escaped from the sentence he had and now has the new life forever.” (Source: Tenango Otomi Back Translation)