complete verse (John 7:42)

Following are a number of back-translations of John 7:42:

  • Uma: “In the Holy Book it is written: The Redeemer King is a descendant of King Daud, and will appear from Betlehem town, the birth town of Daud.'” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “The holy-book says hep that the Almasi is a descendant of King Da’ud and he should be born in the village of Betlehem for that is the place of King Da’ud.'” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “Because there is a written word of God which says that the king whom God chose, he will be the descendant of the long ago King David, and he will be born, it is said, in the village of Bethlehem which was also the village long ago of King David.'” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “Because what God caused-to-be-written says that the Messiah will be reportedly descended from King David and he will reportedly be born in Betlehem the town of David.'” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “For isn’t it indeed contained in our handed-down writings which are the Word of God, saying, ‘This Cristo, where he will come out from is the descendants of David, and where he will come from is Betlehem which is the town of David.”” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)
  • Tenango Otomi: “It says in the Holy Book that the Christ is the descendant of King David. And he is a native of Bethlehem where David was from.'” (Source: Tenango Otomi Back Translation)