complete verse (John 8:44)

Following are a number of back-translations of John 8:44:

  • Uma: “The King of Evil-ones is your father! And you continually want to follow the will of that your father. From the beginning he was already a killer. He never says what is true, because there is nothing that is true in him. If he lies, that is to be expected, because he was already a liar, and all people who lie follow/take after his behavior.” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “Isa said yet to those people, ‘You, your father is the leader of demons and that is what you want to follow, the will of your father. Since the very beginning he has always killed. He has not followed the truth because there is nothing true in him. That is what he does, lying, for that is his custom. He is really a liar and he is the source of all lies.” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “Your Father is Satan, and the desire of your father is also the thing that you want to do. From the beginning Satan was a murderer. He has no part with the true teaching because there is nothing true in him. If he speaks, then he speaks a lie because a lie is the only thing that he can think about. He is a liar and from him originates every lie.” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “You are like your father who is Satanas, and your purpose is to obey what that father of yours wants. He has been a murderer starting-from the beginning until now. Neither does he say anything true, because he has nothing to-do-with that. If/When he lies, he does what is fitting to his custom/character, because he is a consistent-liar and he moreover is the origin of lies.” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “Satanas for sure is the one who is your father. Whatever he wants, that is what you are wanting to do. It’s true, he was a murderer from long ago and an enemy of the truth, for this truth will really never-ever be found in him. When he lies, well that’s his nature/way, because he really is a habitual-liar and he is the source of lies.” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)
  • Tenango Otomi: “He who is as a father to you is the devil. And you want to please him. The devil has been a murderer from his beginning. He never speaks what is true. When he speaks, it is all lies. He speaks his own ideas because he is a liar. He is as father to those who lie.” (Source: Tenango Otomi Back Translation)