complete verse (Acts 13:21)

Following are a number of back-translations of Acts 13:21:

  • Uma: “At that time, they requested that the Lord God give them a king. So God gave them a king, Saul his name, the child of Kish descendent of Benyamin. That Saul was the king of Israel for forty years.” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “‘Then the tribe of Isra’il asked for a king to rule over them. God chose Saul, the son of Kis, to rule-as-king over them for forty years. This Saul was a descendant of Benjamin.” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “And then they begged God that he would choose a king that would be the one who would lead them. Now as for Saul, the child of Kish, the descendant of Benjamin, God chose him to be their king, and Saul ruled for forty years.” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “When that was so, they asked-God -for a king, and he chose Saulo the child of Kis a descendant of Benjamin so that he would be-king over them for forty years.” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “And then they asked for a king. Therefore God appointed Saul as their king. His father was Kis, from the clan of the descendants of Benjamin. The length of Saul’s reign was forty years.” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)