complete verse (John 5:25)

Following are a number of back-translations of John 5:25:

  • Uma: “These words of mine are very true: The time will come–and this is the time–dead people will hear the voice of the Child of God, and those who hear [it] will get new life.” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “Truly I tell you,’ said Isa, ‘the time has come (that) all those who don’t yet believe, the ones figuratively dead hear my voice, me the Son of God. And all that hear are certainly made alive.” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “Very true what I say to you that the day is coming and it already has come that I, the son of God, the people who have not yet been given life, will hear my words to them, and the ones who obey, I will give them eternal life.” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “This that I say is also true. All people, they are as if dead, because they are separated from God. But the time has already arrived that even those who are as if dead, they will hear my words who am the Child of God, and those who believe/obey what they have heard, they will truly live.” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “This is the truth, the time will come, it’s now already, when those under the jurisdiction of death will hear the voice of the Son of God, and those who listen and follow/obey will live.” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)
  • Tenango Otomi: “It is true what I tell you. The time will come when it will happen according to what I tell you — and it is the time now. The people now living are as though they were dead. But when they hear the word which the Son of God speaks and believe, then they will be given the new life.” (Source: Tenango Otomi Back Translation)