complete verse (Acts 19:24)

Following are a number of back-translations of Acts 19:24:

  • Uma: “In Efesus, there was a man who was skilled at making things from silver, his name Demitrius. His work was making little-houses from silver that resembled the house of worship of the anitu named Dewa [Goddess] Artemis. From that work of his, he and his workers received no little amount of money.” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “There was a silversmith, his name was Demetiri. He was making miniature-houses of silver in the shape of the prayer-house of their female god named Artemis. Demetiri and the men working for him, they earned much money in that work.” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “There was a person who was a craftsman named Demetrius. He had many workmen on his payroll who were craftsmen also, and they made much money by making small silver altars which were the means of showing respect to their goddess Artimesa.” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “Because there was a man named Demetrius who was skilled in metal-working silver/coins. Many also were those he salaried to make pretend temples (i.e. images, carvings) of the woman who was their god Artemis, and large also were their profits.” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “The one who was the start of it all was Demetrio. He was a metal-worker, who had many personnel who were metal-workers too, who were makers of little images of the worship-place there in Efeso of their pretend god Diana. As for those images, silver is what they were made of, and this livelihood really made money for them.” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)