complete verse (John 7:35)

Following are a number of back-translations of John 7:35:

  • Uma: “The Yahudi rulers were confused to hear his words, and they asked one another, they said: ‘Where is he going, that he says we will not find him? Maybe he is going to go live with the Yahudi people who are living-as-aliens-in-the-land-of the Yunani people, and he will teach the Yunani people.” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “Then the leaders of the Yahudi talked together, they said, ‘Where is this person soon going to perhaps, that we (incl.) will not find him? Is he perhaps going to our (incl.) tribe, those who live in the different places there in the country Girik? And is he perhaps going to teach the Girik tribe?” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “And then the Jews began asking each other, they said, ‘Where is he going that we cannot find him? Perhaps he is going to the villages of the people who aren’t Jews where some of our Jews have come to live because he will teach the people who aren’t Jews.” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “Upon which the leaders of the Jews asked-one-another, ‘Now just where might he go so that we won’t be able-to-find-him? Would it indeed-be-the-case (sarc. RQ) that he would go to the far countries where our fellow Jews are located to go teach the Gentiles (loan Gentil) that are there?” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “The Judio again discussed-among-themselves, ‘Well where will this fellow go to that we won’t be able to find him? Maybe where he will go to is to our companions who are Judio who are mixed in among the Griego in their land, because there where they are is where he will now teach.” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)
  • Tenango Otomi: “The Jews questioned among themselves, saying, ‘Where will he go in that he says that we will not find him there? Can he be going to other lands far away to teach the Jews he finds there? Or can it be the natives of those places he will teach?” (Source: Tenango Otomi Back Translation)