complete verse (Acts 14:22)

Following are a number of back-translations of Acts 14:22:

  • Uma: “In every village that they went to, they strengthened the hearts of the followers of Yesus, they said to them: ‘Let’s not stop believing in the Lord Yesus, for we who are God’s people must get sufferings first, but in the future we will dwell with him in his Kingdom.'” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “They exhorted/taught the disciples of Isa in those cities where they went and caused their faith/trust to become strong. He also told them to make their faith in God steadfast. ‘Because,’ Paul and company said, ‘we (incl.) must experience many difficulties before we (incl.) can be included in the ruling of God.'” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “And they caused the believers there to understand that which would give strength to their faith. They said to them that it is necessary that they do not abandon their believing in Jesus. They said, ‘We (incl.) believers, we can only be ruled by God if we endure many hardships.'” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “to strengthen the faith of the disciples. In each town where they went, they instructed them saying, ‘Keep-on-persevering to believe no matter what happens to you, because it is necessary that we endure much hardship, then we will be added to God’s ruling in heaven.'” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “At each of those places, they were encouraging the believers and impressing upon them that, hopefully, they would hold fast to their believing-in/obeying the Lord even if they were persecuted. ‘For of course,’ they said, ‘it’s necessary that we experience many hardships before we come to the kingdom of God which is in heaven.'” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)