complete verse (Acts 12:23)

Following are a number of back-translations of Acts 12:23:

  • Uma: “At that time, and angel of the Lord all of a sudden punished Herodes with a sickness. Because his heart was just haughty [lit., high], and he did not want to honor God. While he was still alive, he already became wormy, with the result that it caused his death.” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “Immediately Herod was caused to be sick by the angel of God because he accepted the praise of man and he did not praise God. So-then he had (intestinal) worms including his entire body/throughout his body and he died.” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “And immediately there landed on his body a sickness which was placed there by an angel of God because he was pleased with the people worshipping him, and he did not cause God to be worshipped. His body became wormy and before long he died.” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “That being so, the angel of the Lord immediately made-him -sick because he received their praising of him, not causing-God -to-be-praised. Then his body became-infested-with-worms and he died.” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “Well, suddenly all illness came upon Herodes which couldn’t be exceed for seriousness, the punishing of him by an angel of the Lord. His body was infested with maggots. Before long, he died. He had that happen to him because he didn’t stop those people who were worshipping him. Far from stopping them, he was made happy when he received that praise with which only God is the one who ought to be praised.” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)