complete verse (Acts 17:16)

Following are a number of back-translations of Acts 17:16:

  • Uma: “While Paulus was waiting for Silas and Timotius in Atena, his heart was distressed/sad seeing many idols that were worshipped by the Atena people.” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “Then while Paul was there in Aten waiting for Silas and Timoteo, his liver was greatly troubled when he saw that there in that city there were very many images of gods.” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “And while Paul was waiting for Silas and Timothy there at Athens, he was very grieved because he saw that there were many idols that the villagers there worshipped.” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “While Pablo was in Athens waiting for plural Silas, extreme was his sorrow (lit. pain of his thoughts) upon seeing their many idols (lit. pretend/false gods).” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “While Pablo was awaiting Silas-and-companion there in Atenas, his head was really troubled, for he saw that it’s like the city was full of statues which were images of their pretend gods.” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)