complete verse (John 8:53)

Following are a number of back-translations of John 8:53:

  • Uma: “Do you(s) say that you(s) are greater than our ancestor Abraham, who has long been dead? Are you(s) greater than all the prophets who have died? Who do you think you are?'” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “Why, are you still more powerful than our (excl.) forefather Ibrahim? Even all the prophets and even Grandfather Ibrahim died. Why, who are you?'” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “Are you greater than our ancestor Abraham? He and the prophets of long ago, they have all died. As for you, I suppose you think you are greater than they are.'” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “Is it indeed-the-case that (sarc. RQ) you (singular) are greater than our ancestor Abraham and the prophets? They all certainly died. To whom perhaps are you (singular) comparing yourself (singular)?'” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “Are you more praiseworthy than our (excl.) father Abraham? He’s dead now and so are the prophets. Who do you think you are?'” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)
  • Tenango Otomi: “Are you greater than our ancestor Abraham? And he died. And the prophets also died. Who do you think you are then?'” (Source: Tenango Otomi Back Translation)