|To God, people throughout the world are all My children.||sekaijū Kami no tā ni wa mina waga ko||せかいぢう 神のたあにハ みなわがこ|
|All of you equally, know that I am your Parent!||ichiretsu wa mina oya to omoeyo||一れつハみな をやとをもゑよ|
Alternate English translations
For God, people of the whole world are all My children. All of you equally must understand that I am your Parent.
To Me, God, all humans throughout the world are My children. All of you, believe that I am your Parent.
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Translator(s): Roy Forbes
4:79 *Note: Unusual Japanese expression—“Kami no tā ni wa” “(To God”).
Commentary by Yoshitaro Ueda (2009)
From Michi no dai: Foundation of the Path 34:56
The phrase “To God” is a translation of “Kami no ta niwa”–”Kami” meaning “God” and “no ta niwa” being a phrase used in the Yamato dialect meaning “to or for [someone].” The first sentence says that all people in the world are God’s own children. The verse goes on to say that, for that reason, all of them would do well to see God as their Parent.
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