complete verse (Acts 13:24)

Following are a number of back-translations of Acts 13:24:

  • Uma: “Before Yesus began his work, Yohanes the Baptist said to all the Israel people that they repent from their sins and be baptized.” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “Before Isa came to begin his work, Nabi Yahiya was already preaching to all the tribe of Isra’il that they should let-go of their sins and they should be bathed/baptized for repentance, as a sign that they already regretted their sins.” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “And before Jesus began to teach, John the Baptist caused all the descendants of Israel to understand that it is necessary that they be baptized as a sign that they had abandoned their bad customs.” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “When Jesus had not yet begun to teach, there was Juan who preached to all the descendants of Israel to repent of their sins and get-baptized.” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “Consider what was done by Juan who was baptizing. He is the one who went ahead of Jesus, for he was teaching to his fellow Jews that they must all repent and let go of their sins and cause themselves to be baptized as testimony that they will now let them go.” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)