complete verse (John 8:56)

Following are a number of back-translations of John 8:56:

  • Uma: “As for your ancestor Abraham, he is glad because he knew that he would see the day of my coming. So now, he has seen my coming and he is very glad.'” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “Your grandfather Ibrahim was glad because he knew that there was a time in the future when he would see me come into the world. Then when he saw my coming, he was glad.'” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “Your ancestor Abraham, he was very glad long ago because he knew that I would be sent here to the world. The reason he was glad is because he was expecting me.'” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “Great was the happiness of Abraham your ancestor, because he expected he would see my coming here, and truly it was shown to him and he was-happy.'” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “You father Abraham was able to be happy when he knew that he would see the day of my coming here. He really saw it, that’s why he was able to be happy.'” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)
  • Tenango Otomi: “Your ancestor Abraham was glad that the day would come when I would arrive here. He knew about and therefore was glad.'” (Source: Tenango Otomi Back Translation)