complete verse (Acts 14:16)

Following are a number of back-translations of Acts 14:16:

  • Uma: “Long ago, the Lord God left people all over the world follow their own desires.” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “In ancient-times, God abandoned the nations/tribes to follow anything they liked.” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “A long time ago he permitted us (incl.), all mankind, that we would do anything we wanted to even if it had no purpose.” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “Previously God was-letting-alone your ancestors who were Gentiles so that they would do whatever.” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “In the past when this Good News hadn’t yet come, it’s like God left the people who weren’t Jews alone to worship whatever they wanted to worship.” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)