complete verse (John 7:52)

Following are a number of back-translations of John 7:52:

  • Uma: “His companions retorted: ‘What, are you from Galilea too?! Examine and look in the Holy Book. There has never been a prophet who appeared from Galilea.'” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “They answered, they said, ‘Are you also from Jalil? Look in the holy-book, it is not written in the holy-book that a prophet will come from Jalil.'” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “And his companions answered, ‘Are you also a stupid Galilean? Search through the written prophecies and you will know that there isn’t even one prophet of God that comes from the province of Galilee.'” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “Whereupon they answered and said, ‘It’s as if you (singular) are also from-Galilea. Go learn what God caused-to-be-written so that you (singular) will find-out that no prophet has-come-from Galilea.'” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “‘Expl.’ was the answer of those companions of his. ‘What’s this? What, are you too one of those despised taga Galilea? Read our writings over and over, and you’ll observe there that there’s no prophet who will come from Galilea.'” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)
  • Tenango Otomi: “Then Nicodemus was told, ‘Are you also a native of Galilee then? Study what the Holy Book says. In it you will see that not one spokesman of God will come from Galilee.” (Source: Tenango Otomi Back Translation)