complete verse (Acts 18:18)

Following are a number of back-translations of Acts 18:18:

  • Uma: “From there, Paulus still stayed a long time in Korintus, and only then did he say-good-bye-to his one-faith relatives. His purpose, he wanted to go back to the land of Siria. So, he went to the edge of the sea in the town of Kengkrea. There he had his hair cut, because he had a promise to God, and thus was the Yahudi custom, when the time of their promise is over, they must have their hair cut. After that, he boarded a ship going to the land of Siria, together with Priskila and Akwila.” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “Paul stayed yet there in Korinto for some time, then he took leave from his fellow disciples of Isa there. He sailed to Siriya together with Pirisila and Akila. Before they sailed Paul shaved (head) there in Kenkerea to fulfill a certain promise/vow of his to God.” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “And as for Paul, he stayed for quite a while yet there in Corinth along with the believers, and then he continued. He took Aquila and Priscilla and they left. There was that which Paul promised to the Lord. And when they arrived in the village of Cenchreae, Paul got a haircut which was the sign that he had fulfilled it already. They got on a ship to go to the province of Syria.” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “Pablo stayed a long-while yet in Corinto. Then he left the brothers who believed, and he went to Cenkrea accompanied by Aquila and Priscilla. When they arrived there, Pablo had-his-head-shaved to show-thereby that what he had promised God had-been-fulfilled. Then they rode in a ship to go to Syria.” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “After that commotion, Pablo was quite a while longer there, and then he took leave of his siblings in believing to go home to Siria. Therefore he then set out and went to Cencrea for there is where the ships docked. Aquila and his wife went with him. Before they sailed leaving Cencrea, Pablo first had his hair cut as a sign that he had fulfilled something he had promised God.” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)