complete verse (John 8:23)

Following are a number of back-translations of John 8:23:

  • Uma: “Yesus said to them: ‘You are from below, / the-low-place I am from above / the-high-place. You are from this world, I am not from this world.” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “Isa also said, ‘You are people of the world but I, my place is heaven. All your thoughts are just from the world, but my thoughts are not.” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “And Jesus said again, ‘You are citizens here on earth, but as for me, I am a citizen there in heaven. You originate here on the earth, but as for me, I originate there above.” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “Jesus then said, ‘As for you, you came-from this world and your minds/thoughts are worldly. I by-contrast, I came-from heaven, so my mind/thoughts are different/distinct.” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “Jesus said further, ‘As for you, you are of the earth. As for me, I am of the heavens. You belong to this world. I don’t. Therefore what is in our minds/inner-beings isn’t the same.” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)
  • Tenango Otomi: “Again Jesus spoke, ‘You are natives here in this world. But I am not a native here in this world.” (Source: Tenango Otomi Back Translation)