rhetorical questions (John 13:6)

During the translation of the New Testament into Huixtán Tzotzil, translation consultant Marion Cowan found that questions where the answer is obvious, affirmative rhetorical questions, as well questions raising objections tended to cause confusion among the readers. So these are rendered as simple or emphatic statements.

Accordingly, John 13:6 reads “Lord, I don’t want you to wash my feet.”

Source: Marion Cowan in The Bible Translator 1960, p. 123ff.