complete verse (Acts 21:20)

Following are a number of back-translations of Acts 21:20:

  • Uma: “When the leaders in Yerusalem heard the words of Paulus, they praised God. From there, they said to Paulus: ‘It’s like this, relative: so that you(s) know, there are thousands of our Yahudi people who have believed in Yesus. They are all ones who follow the Law of Musa with all their hearts.” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “When they heard this, they praised God. Then they said to Paul ‘Friend, you do know that already thousands of our (incl.) Yahudi tribe trust in Isa. They strongly defend/side-with the law of Musa.” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “And when they heard what Paul told them, they praised God and they said to Paul, ‘You know, Brother, that there are very many of our companion Jews who have believed in Jesus and they thoroughly obey the law that was left to us.” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “Upon their hearing that, they all praised God. But then they said to Pablo, ‘Our (excl.) brother, we (excl.) would like you (singular) to also remember/consider that many-thousands is the number of Jews who have believed in Jesus, and they are also firmly-set on following the law of us Jews.” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “When they heard, they praised God. And then they said to Pablo, ‘Our(excl.) Brother in believing, probably you have observed that thousands now of our fellow Jews have believed in Jesus, and all of them are really persevering in obeying the laws of Moises.” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)