complete verse (John 8:41)

Following are a number of back-translations of John 8:41:

  • Uma: “That your behavior definitely follows the behavior of your fathers!’ The Yahudi people answered: ‘But as for us (excl.), we (excl.) are not illegitimate children! Our(excl.) Father is just one, that is, God.'” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “Your doings are like the doings of your father.’ Immediately those people answered, they said, ‘Oy, we (excl.) have only one father, God. And we (excl.) are truly his children.'” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “The thing that you do is what your father did long ago.’ And they shouted out, ‘We are not illegitimate children. As for us Jews, we know that we have one father, and he is God.'” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “The one you are following then, it is your true father.’ ‘And God indeed is the one who is our (excl.) true/proper Father, no other, because he only is the one we (excl.) follow,’ they said.” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “Those things you do, they are indeed like the actions of your father.’ ‘It’s indeed not we (excl.) who are illegitimate,’ said their answer. ‘God indeed is our (excl.) Father.'” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)
  • Tenango Otomi: “You do just like your father does.’ The people said, ‘We are not illegitimate children. We have one father, he is God.'” (Source: Tenango Otomi Back Translation)