complete verse (Acts 13:39)

Following are a number of back-translations of Acts 13:39:

  • Uma: “We cannot be freed from the punishment of our sins by our following the Law of Musa. But whoever believes in Yesus, they are indeed freed from all their sins, to the point that they do become straight in God’s sight.” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “Na, my brothers,’ Paul said, ‘you all should really know that even if you obey the law of Musa, this really cannot take away your sins. But whoever of you trusts in Isa, all your sins are taken away. Therefore this message about Isa is proclaimed to you.” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “We cannot be set free from our sin by means of our obeying the system of laws of Moses. However, anyone who believes in Jesus, he will be set free.” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “Because by-means-of him, God counts-as righteous whoever believes, but there are none among us who can become-righteous in the sight of God by-means-of our fulfilling the law of Moses.” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “All who will believe-in/obey and trust him, all their sins will be forgiven. But no-one will be able to be saved from the judgment by God if what he is relying on is his obeying the laws of Moises, for our obeying of those laws is always lacking.” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)