complete verse (Acts 28:3)

Following are a number of back-translations of Acts 28:3:

  • Uma: “Paulus gathered wood and put it on the fire. While he was dropping the wood on the fire, suddenly a snake came out of the wood, because it was hot up against the fire. That snake bit his hand.” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “Paul gathered a bundle of sticks. While he was piling them on the fire, a poisonous snake came out because of the heat of the fire, and fastened on Paul’s hand.” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “Paul went for wood, and there was some wood which he placed on the fire, and there was a poisonous snake which got hot and it came out from the wood which he had placed, and it bit the hand of Paul.” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “Pablo, he gathered wood-to-be-put-on-the-fire. But when he put it on the fire, a snake that had poison suddenly-came-out, and it bit his hand wrapping-itself-around-it.” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “As for Pablo, he went picking up sticks to add to the firewood. Just as he was putting it on the fire, as it was now held over the fire, a snake came out. It wound around his hand and bit.” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)