complete verse (Acts 21:28)

Following are a number of back-translations of Acts 21:28:

  • Uma: “They call their friends, saying: ‘Come, Israel relatives! Assist! Here is the man who is teaching all people everywhere teachings that opposes us Yahudi people, repudiate the Law of Musa and bad-mouths this House of God! Yet now he has also brought people who are not Yahudi people here inside the House of God, dirtying this holy house.'” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “They called out loud, they said, ‘O you people of Isra’il, help. This is hep the man who covered all the places/countries teaching all the people. His teachings belittle/put-down our (incl.) tribe and the law of Musa and including this our (incl.) temple. And moreover,’ they said, ‘he has also brought people who are not Yahudi here into our temple, bringing defilement here in this our (incl.) holy place of worship.'” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “They shouted out, ‘You our companion Jews, help us! This is the man who has spread his teaching in every town, and his teaching is against all Jews and against our law and against our church. And now he has brought in here to our church these people who are not Jews, and he has made dirty this church where God has come down.'” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “shouting, ‘Our (excl.) companions who are descendants of Israel, join-in-helping! Because this is the one who is teaching all people that we Jews are evil and evil moreover is the law of Moses and our Temple. And here-now he has worsened-it by causing-to-be-made-filthy our Temple, because he has had-a Gentile -enter.'” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “What they were shouting out was, ‘Fellow descendants of Israel, help us (excl.). For this is that person who causes to spread to whichever place his teaching which is insulting our land, the laws of Moises, and even this Templo. And now, something else he is doing, he is causing to come with him into this Templo people who aren’t Jews. He really is fouling (lit. causing to be disgusting/disgraceful) our far-from-ordinary worship-place of God!'” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)