complete verse (Acts 24:2)

Following are a number of back-translations of Acts 24:2:

  • Uma: “So, Governor Feliks ordered people to bring Paulus to their meeting. Tertulus was given opportunity to speak first. He began to accuse Paulus like this: ‘Our(excl.) father Governor Feliks that we (excl.) respect! Because of your (s) governing, we (excl.) your (s) people live with goodness [i.e., live well]. And from your (s) skill in ordering/planning, much has been fixed in our (excl.) towns.” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “After they had called Paul, Tertullus began stating their accusation. He said, ‘Sir, you are really prominent/important. Because of your good governorship/Because of the good way you-rule-as-governor, our (excl.) land is very peaceful, and you also do/have done a lot of good for this country/place.” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “And he called Paul and then Tertullus stood up because he would tell their charges against Paul. And he said, ‘Dear Governor, because of your skill leading us, we’ve had peace a long time in our province, and there are many good things that have come to pass for us.” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “When the governor had-Pablo -called, Tertullus spoke to accuse him. He said, ‘Honored Sir Governor! On-account-of your (singular) skill in ruling-over us (excl.), our (excl.) life here has been peaceful for-a-long-time. You have also done much to improve this country.” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “And then, when the governor had caused Pablo to be fetched, Tertulo began to explain-in-detail what they were accusing Pablo of. He said, ‘Respected Governor, really right from when you were seated as our (excl.) governing-official, for all this time there has been no trouble here in this land. It has been replaced by peace. Really through this governing of yours, many things have been renewed, which is for the benefit of all people under your rule.” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)