complete verse (Acts 27:42)

Following are a number of back-translations of Acts 27:42:

  • Uma: “From there, the soldiers planned to kill all the prisoners [lit., restrained ones], so that they would not swim to land and straightway escape.” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “The soldiers thought/decided that they would kill all the prisoners so that none could swim to the shore and escape.” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “The soldiers decided that they would kill the prisoners so that they might not get ashore and run away from the soldiers.” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “When that was so, the soldiers wanted to kill the prisoners in order that none would swim to its (the ocean’s) edge to escape.” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “When it was now like that, what the soldiers wanted was to kill the prisoners, for maybe, if they could yet get ashore, they would run away.” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)