complete verse (Acts 23:3)

Following are a number of back-translations of Acts 23:3:

  • Uma: “Paulus retorted: ‘May God slap you(s) as well [curse formula], you(s) are just good the outside! You(s) sit over there, wanting to decide my case according to the Law of Musa, yet you(s) yourself transgress that Law of Musa because you(s) ordered me slapped!'” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “Paul said to Ananiyas, ‘God will punish you. You are good only on the outside but your heart is evil. You are sitting there to judge me in accordance with the law but you are the one who does not follow the law in that you commanded me to be slapped,’ Paul said.” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “And Paul said to him, ‘As for you whose worship of God is a lie, surely God is going to punish you. Because according to the teaching of our law, you are sitting there to check up on me. However, you break that law because you commanded that they slap me.'” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “Whereupon Pablo said to him, ‘You (singular) pretend judge, in-the-future indeed (prophetic formula) God will also slap you (singular)! Because you (singular) are seated there to try me according to our law, but you (singular) broke that law, because you (singular) had-me -slapped.'” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “After being slapped, Pablo spoke. He said to Ananias, ‘It really will happen that you also are caused hurt, but God will be the one hurting you. You only make a pretence of your following/obeying him. For there you now are, sitting, supposedly to judge me according to the laws, but you now are the one breaking this law, for you ordered that my mouth be slapped.'” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)