complete verse (Acts 14:12)

Following are a number of back-translations of Acts 14:12:

  • Uma: “They called Barnabas Zeus, and Paulus they called Hermes, because Paulus was the main speaker.” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “They called them by the names of their gods. Barnabas they called Seus, and Paul they called Hermes because he was the one always speaking.” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “And they said that Barnabas was their god named Zeus, and that Paul, he was their god named Hermes because he was the one who knew how to cause people to understand.” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “And they named them with the names of their gods. Barnabas, they named Zeus, and Pablo, they named Hermes, because he was the one who spoke.” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “And then they named Bernabe Zeus, and Pablo Hermes, because he was the one who was always/often teaching.” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)