complete verse (Acts 13:2)

Following are a number of back-translations of Acts 13:2:

  • Uma: “One time while they were worshipping the Lord God and fasting, the Holy Spirit spoke to them like this: ‘Barnabas and Saulus, I have chosen them to be my workers. So, set-them-apart, so they can go do the work that I put-on-their-shoulders.'” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “The Holy Spirit spoke to them while they were worshiping God and fasting. The Holy Spirit said to them, ‘Set apart for me Barnabas and Saul, there is work I am giving to them.'” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “And while they were worshipping the Lord and they were refraining from eating because they would pray, there was that which the Holy Spirit caused them to understand. He said, ‘Allow me to be the one to control Barnabas and Saul so that they can do the work which I want them to do.'” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “One day, when they were fasting (lit. controlling their hunger) and praising God, the Holy Spirit said, ‘Appoint Barnabas and Saulo to serve me, because there is work-I-will-give-them -to-do.'” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “Once when they were worshipping the Lord and fasting, they were told through the inspiring by the Espiritu Santo, ‘Today, dedicate/secure to me Bernabe and Saulo, for they are now to do what I have determined which I will cause them to do.'” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)