complete verse (John 7:46)

Following are a number of back-translations of John 7:46:

  • Uma: “They answered: ‘Because we (excl.) have never before heard a person who speaks like he does!'” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “The guards answered, they said, ‘Nobody has ever taught like the teaching of that person.'” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “And the guards answered, ‘The reason we weren’t able to seize him is because his preaching was very good. There has never been a man who could preach like his preaching.'” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “‘Emphatically no person can-equal his way of speaking,’ answered the police.” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “They replied, saying, ‘Very respectfully to you, all this time, there’s been no man whose sayings were as wonderful.'” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)
  • Tenango Otomi: “The police said, ‘Never any where have we heard a person speak like this man does.'” (Source: Tenango Otomi Back Translation)