complete verse (John 8:58)

Following are a number of back-translations of John 8:58:

  • Uma: “Yesus said: ‘These my words are very true: Before Abraham was born, I already was!'” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “Isa said to them, ‘I am telling you the truth, Ibrahim was not yet born, I was already beforehand.'” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “And Jesus answered, ‘True is what I say to you, that before Abraham was born I already was.'” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “Jesus then said, ‘This that I tell you is absolutely true that before Abraham was born (lit. came-out), I-already-existed.'” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “Jesus again replied saying, ‘This is the truth which I will tell you, before Abraham was born, I already existed.'” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)
  • Tenango Otomi: “Jesus said, ‘I tell you the truth that before Abraham was born I already was living.” (Source: Tenango Otomi Back Translation)