complete verse (Acts 12:19)

Following are a number of back-translations of Acts 12:19:

  • Uma: “Herodes ordered people to look for Petrus, but they did not find him. That is why Herodes ordered that the soldiers who had been guarding Petrus be examined and killed. After that, Herodes left the land of Yudea going to dwell in the town of Kaisarea.” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “King Herod ordered the guards to look for Petros diligently. But they did not find him. Then Herod investigated them and afterwards commanded them to be killed. After that King Herod went down from Yahudiya to Kesarea and he stayed there temporarily (dahu’).” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “Herod had him looked for, but they couldn’t find him, and he had those guards investigated, and he had them killed. And then Herod left the province of Judea and he went down to Caesarea and he lived there.” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “Herod commanded them to go search for him but they were not able-to-find him. Therefore, he interrogated them and then had-them-killed. After that Herod left Judea and went to stay in Cesarea.” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “Without anything further, Herodes caused him to be searched for. When they couldn’t find him, he interrogated those soldiers well. But since they had nothing they could tell, Herodes said that their punishment was to be killed. Before long, Herodes left Judea for he had a purpose in going to Cesarea. He was there quite a while.” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)