complete verse (John 6:58)

Following are a number of back-translations of John 6:58:

  • Uma: “This really is the food that descends from heaven, not like manna that was eaten by your ancestors long ago. Even though they ate that manna, they still died anyway. But the people that eat his food, they live forever.'” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “This hep is the food that comes from heaven,’ said Isa, ‘this food is not the same as the food eaten by your forefathers, for even though they ate that food they died. But this food from heaven whoever eats it lives forever.'” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “The food which I am talking about comes from heaven. It is not like the food manna which our ancestors ate for they died just the same. But whoever eats this food that I am talking about, his soul will never die.'” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “Because I am the true food from heaven which is distinct from what your ancestors ate back then. Because those who ate that, they died anyway. But the one by-contrast who eats this food, he will live forever.'” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “I am the one who is the true food which comes from heaven. Today, whoever will eat this food, he has life which is without ending. He will not die like your ancestors did, even though they got to eat of that manna which was food which came from heaven.'” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)
  • Tenango Otomi: “Therefore there is a tortilla/food from heaven that gives the new life forever. That which is called the tortilla/food is not like the tortilla/food our ancestors that our ancestors ate who nevertheless died.'” (Source: Tenango Otomi Back Translation)