complete verse (John 9:16)

Following are a number of back-translations of John 9:16:

  • Uma: “Several of those Parisi people said: ‘The person who did that, he is not from God, for he does not follow our taboos for the Sabat Day.’ But another group said: ‘But if he is a sinner, where does his power come from to do many miracles like this?’ With the result, there was arguing among them[selves].” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “Some of the Pariseo said, ‘That person is not from God for by his doing that, he broke the law about the day of-no-work.’ But others said, ‘If a person has sin, he cannot do wonder-causing deeds as he has done there.’ So-then their thinking was different/they were divided in their thinking.” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “And then some of the Pharisees said, they said, ‘This Jesus, he is not the one sent by God because he is always breaking the law to us about the Day of Rest.’ However, some others of the Pharisees said, ‘If he is a transgressing person, he could not do these miracles like this.’ And then at that day they could not agree.” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “Therefore some of the Pharisees said, ‘God certainly didn’t send that person, because he doesn’t obey the law concerning the day for-resting.’ While others said, ‘Yes granted, but if he (empathy particle) were a sinner, is it indeed-the-case that (sarc. RQ) he would-be-able-to-do amazing signs like those?’ And they contradicted-each-other.” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “Some of those Pariseo said, ‘That fellow certainly is not coming from God, because he doesn’t take seriously the Day of Rest.’ But others, they were also saying how could a sinner do signs like these which were amazing things? Therein they again couldn’t agree in what they were saying.” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)
  • Tenango Otomi: “Some of the Pharisees said, ‘That man who did this is not a messenger from God because he doesn’t respect the day of rest.’ Others said, ‘But if he has committed sins, he wouldn’t be able to do the signs he is doing.’ Then the people argued among themselves.” (Source: Tenango Otomi Back Translation)