complete verse (John 8:52)

Following are a number of back-translations of John 8:52:

  • Uma: “The Yahudi people said: ‘Now we (excl.) really know that you(s) are crazy! Even Abraham died. So also all the prophets long ago, they all died. But here you(s) are saying that whoever follows your (s) words will not die.” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “They said to him, ‘Na, now we (excl.) are really sure that you are demon possessed. Even Grandfather Ibrahim and all the prophets died. And you surprise say that those who follow your teaching really will not die forever.” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “And the Jews said to him, ‘Now we know that you are truly afflicted with a demon. Even Abraham and all the prophets of God long ago, they have all died. And why is it that you say that anyone who obeys your teaching, he will never experience death?” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “Whereupon the Jews said, ‘We (excl.) already have no doubt that you (singular) are demon-possessed. Abraham certainly died, and likewise also those who were prophets, and you (singular) still say that the one who believes/obeys what you (singular) are saying will never-die.” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “The Judio said again, ‘Isn’t it clear that you are insane! Because for a long time now Abraham and the prophets have been dead. So why can you say that whoever lives according to the things you are teaching will never die?” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)
  • Tenango Otomi: “The Jews said, ‘Now we are sure that you are demon possessed. How about Abraham and all the other prophets who lived — they all died. And here you say, ‘He who respects what I say will never die.'” (Source: Tenango Otomi Back Translation)