complete verse (John 6:27)

Following are a number of back-translations of John 6:27:

  • Uma: “Don’t work looking for food that is quickly gone and spoils. Work looking for food that does not spoil and that gives good life forever. I the Child of Mankind give you that food, because God the Father has pointed out me as the one he has chosen and likes.'” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “Let not that be what you strive for, food that gets destroyed/spoils. But that is what you should be striving for, food that is not destroyed/does not spoil, food that causes life forever. I, the Son of Mankind am the one giving you this food, for I have been given authority by my Father God.'” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “Don’t you look for the bread that immediately passes away, but rather work hard so that you might get the food which gives life forever. As for me, the older brother of mankind, this is the bread which I can give you because my Father God has given me power so that I might give this.'” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “It shouldn’t be that (with reference to addressee) food that spoils that you should concentrate your thoughts on but rather the food that lasts, that which gives life that is forever. The one who gives this food to you, it is I who am Child of a Person, because my Father God has shown that he has approved-of me.'” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “It’s necessary that you persevere, not for food which deteriorates, but on the contrary what to persevere for is, food which does not deteriorate and which can give life which has no ending. This will be given to you by him who is the One From Heaven Born of Man, because he is the one who has been given authority by God the Father.'” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)
  • Tenango Otomi: “No more should you earnestly try to find the bread which passes away. Rather earnestly try to find the bread which is forever and which will give you the new life. This is the bread the Man who came from heaven will give you. Because God the Father gives this one the power to do this.'” (Source: Tenango Otomi Back Translation)