complete verse (John 8:33)

Following are a number of back-translations of John 8:33:

  • Uma: “They retorted: ‘We(excl.) are the descendants of Abraham! We have never been slaves. Why do you(s) say that we (excl.) will be free?'” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “They answered, they said, ‘Oy, we (excl.) here are descendants of Ibrahim. We (excl.) have not been slaves of anybody. Why do you say that we (excl.) will be free from what enslaves us (excl.)?'” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “And the leaders answered, ‘Our ancestor is Abraham, and we have never been a slave to anyone. Why is it that you say that we will be set free from slavery?'” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “Whereupon they said, ‘We (excl.) are descendants of Abraham. We (excl.) have not been enslaved to even anyone. Why do you (singular) say that we (excl.) will-be-set-free?'” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “‘We (excl.) are indeed descendants of Abraham,’ was the answer of those Judio, ‘and we are not aware that we have been enslaved by anyone. So why can you say we will be released?'” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)
  • Tenango Otomi: “The people replied, ‘We are descendants of Abraham. And we never had those who bossed us. How come you say that we should be saved?'” (Source: Tenango Otomi Back Translation)