complete verse (Acts 14:17)

Following are a number of back-translations of Acts 14:17:

  • Uma: “But even so, he did not forget to give us signs that make clear to us that there is a God. He gives us many good gifts: he gives us rain from the sky, he makes the things we plant give fruit in its time. He gives us food, he gives us gladness of heart.'” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “But even during that ancient-time and until now, there is a sign/are signs from God so that he will/can be known by the people/humans. Those signs are his good doings: he gives you rain, he causes your plants to be fruitful in their season/month, he gives you food and he makes your hearts glad.'” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “However, in spite of that, we know just the same who he is by means of the signs of his affection to us. Because he gives us rain and the harvest of the fruit of our crops during harvest season. He gives us what we need so that we might have food and so that there will be that which will cause our breath to be good,’ they said.” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “But there was nonetheless a means-of-their -knowing him, because he showed his godhood by doing good to them. He is the one who gives the rain and the fruit-bearing of what is planted so that you will have a means-of-living so that you will be happy.'” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “But even though it was like that, he was always/often giving us indicators that he is the one who is the true God. Proof was, he was always giving to all people what is for their benefit. Isn’t it so that he gives rain which makes our plants grow, so that food will be plentiful and so that our mind/inner-being becomes happy?'” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)