complete verse (John 8:12)

Following are a number of back-translations of John 8:12:

  • Uma: “After that, Yesus also spoke to the Yahudi people, he said: ‘I am the light that shines in the hearts of men. People who follow me will not walk in the darkness. They will receive light that gives life.'” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “After that Isa spoke again to the Pariseo. He said, ‘I am the light which gives light to the thoughts/mind of mankind. Whoever follows me, he will really not walk in darkness forever, for in his thoughts/mind is the light that causes mankind to live.'” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “And Jesus said again to the people, he said, ‘I am the light which illumines the mind of all mankind. The person who follows me, his thinking will not be dark, but rather his understanding will be illumined with the light which is able to give life forever.'” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “When Jesus again spoke to the many-people, he said illustrating, ‘I am the light which illuminates the minds of people in this world. Whoever follows me, he doesn’t walk in the darkness, because there is in him the light which gives life.'” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “When Jesus was again speaking to the people, he said, ‘I am the one who is the light/lamp which gives light/clarity to the minds/thinking of people here under the heavens. The one who follows/obeys me, he is no longer like walking at night because he is being shined-on by this light which gives life which is without ending.'” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)
  • Tenango Otomi: “Again Jesus spoke to the people. He said, ‘I will give understanding to (open the hearts of) the people. He who follows me has the new life and no longer will he live in evil.'” (Source: Tenango Otomi Back Translation)