complete verse (Acts 17:27)

Following are a number of back-translations of Acts 17:27:

  • Uma: “He did like this so that we would want to know who he is, so that if we look for him, we would indeed find him. For actually he is not far from each of us.” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “God did this to the tribes in order that they would seek him and in their perseverance perhaps they might find him. But,’ Paul said, ‘God is not far from us (incl.).” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “The reason he did this is so that we might search for him and that we might find him. And as for God, he is not also far from each one of us,” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “He did that in order that people would look-for him so-that-hopefully they would find him in their groping, because he is certainly not far from us.” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “He did like this so that all people would hopefully search for him, even if only a groping/long-shot search, just so that they would find him. For it’s true, he isn’t indeed far from each one of us.” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)