complete verse (John 6:53)

Following are a number of back-translations of John 6:53:

  • Uma: “That is why he said to them: ‘These my words are very true: If you do not eat my body, I the Child of Mankind, and if you do not drink my blood, you will not receive spiritual life [lit., life of your souls].” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “Isa said to them, ‘Truly I tell you, if you do not eat the flesh of the Son of Mankind, that means my flesh and if you do not drink my blood, you have no true life.” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “And Jesus said, ‘It is true what I say to you, as for me, the older sibling of mankind, if you do not eat my body and if you do not drink my blood, you do not have life forever.” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “Jesus then said, ‘True indeed is this that I say to you that if you don’t eat the body of me who am Child of a Person and you don’t drink my blood, you will not have in you the life that has no end.” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “That’s why Jesus said to them, ‘This is the truth which I will say to you. Except you get to eat the flesh of the One From Heaven Born of Man and get to drink his blood, true life really cannot be yours.” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)
  • Tenango Otomi: “Jesus said to the people, ‘I tell you the truth that if you don’t eat the flesh of the man who came from heaven and if you don’t drink his blood, then you don’t have the new life. Truly, It is necessary that you eat the flesh of the Man who came from heaven and you drink his blood in order to have the new life.” (Source: Tenango Otomi Back Translation)