complete verse (Acts 11:23)

Following are a number of back-translations of Acts 11:23:

  • Uma: “When Barnabas arrived there, his heart became very glad, because he saw the big blessing that God had blessed those people who believed in Yesus with. So, Barnabas strengthened their hearts and said to them so that they should really continue following the Lord Yesus with their whole hearts.” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “When Barnabas arrived there, he saw what God had done for the people because of his love and his mercy for them. Therefore he was glad and he taught them that they should remain-steadfast with Isa, the Lord, wholeheartedly (lit. their livers entirely).” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “And when Barnabas arrived, he saw that the blessing of God was very big on those people, and this made him very happy. He begged them that they should hold fast to and draw tight their faith in the Lord.” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “When he arrived there, he was made-happy when he saw that God had-had-mercy on them, and he instructed them that they absolutely persevere in believing in the Lord Jesus.” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “When he arrived there, he comprehended the big-size of the grace/mercy of God to those people. That’s why he was very happy. And he taught them that they must hold fast to the Lord with concentrated minds/inner-beings.” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)