complete verse (Acts 22:19)

Following are a number of back-translations of Acts 22:19:

  • Uma: “‘I answered like this: ‘Lord, they will receive it. Because they really know my deeds before: how I entered into houses of prayer to arrest and beat those who believed in You(s), Lord.” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “‘But Sir,’ I said, ‘they really know that I went to all the prayer-houses to seize and inflict-pain on those who trusted in you.” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “And I answered the Lord saying, ‘But they know that I went after those who believed in you in the churches and I seized them and I beat them also.” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “‘But I answered saying, ‘Lord, it is perhaps possible that they will believe, because they indeed know that I am the one who went to the various-synagogues to go arrest those who believed in you (singular) so that I would imprison and whip them.” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “I replied, ‘Why like that, Lord, since they will comprehend that my ways/nature have really been renewed? For they are aware of my doings in the past, that I would enter worship-places for whoever I would find who were believers in you, I wouldn’t just beat/hurt them but on the contrary also cause them to be imprisoned.” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)