complete verse (John 9:31)

Following are a number of back-translations of John 9:31:

  • Uma: “We know that God does not answer the requests of sinners. He only opens his ears to whoever submit to him and who follow his commands.” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “We (incl.) know that God does not listen to sinful people. Those are listened to by God who honor him and do his will.” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “We know that as for God, he does not help a transgressing person. But rather, if there is a person who worships him and carries out his will, he helps him.” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “We certainly know that God doesn’t hear what a sinner is saying but rather the one who worships/honors him who does what he wants.” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “Isn’t it so that we know that God doesn’t answer sinners, but he answers those who worship him with reverence and follow/obey his wishes?” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)
  • Tenango Otomi: “And we know that God does not listen when those who have sins pray to him. But when one prays to him who worships him and does his will, then he hears.” (Source: Tenango Otomi Back Translation)