complete verse (John 8:42)

Following are a number of back-translations of John 8:42:

  • Uma: “Yesus said: ‘If God were really your father, you would love me, because I am from God, and here I am, the one he sent. I do not come following my own will. I come following the will of God, because he is the one who sent me.” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “Isa said to them, ‘If God were truly your father, you would love me because I am from God that’s why I am here. I did not come here of my own will but I was sent by God.” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “And Jesus said to them, ‘I wish that God were your Father because then your breath would have been big toward me. Because when I came here I came from him. It is not just my will, my coming here, but rather he sent me.” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “Jesus then said, ‘If it is true that God is your Father, you would love me, because as for me, I came here from him. And it was not I who was in-charge-of my coming, but rather he who sent me.” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “‘Well if it’s like that,’ said Jesus next, ‘if you really are children of God, you need to hold me dear, because there with God is where I came from. Coming from him, I came here to you. I didn’t come here of my own will only, but on the contrary it’s true that he sent me.” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)
  • Tenango Otomi: “Jesus said, ‘If God was truly your father, you would love me then. Because I came from God and now am here. I did not come on my own, rather God sent me.” (Source: Tenango Otomi Back Translation)