complete verse (Acts 28:6)

Following are a number of back-translations of Acts 28:6:

  • Uma: “The townspeople said his hand would swell up, or perhaps he would suddenly fall over and die. Yet after waiting a long time, nothing happened to him. From there, their thinking changed again, they said: ‘Paulus is a person of power!'” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “What they waited for was that his hand would swell or that he would suddenly just fall down dead. But when they had waited a long while and they did not see anything happen to Paul, then the mind of those people of Malta changed. They said that he was a god.” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “They thought that then and there immediately Paul’s hand would swell up and he would fall over and he would suddenly stiffen up dead. However when some time passed and nothing happened to Paul, they changed their minds and they said, ‘So he must be a god!'” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “They expected that his hand would swell-up or he would fall-over to die, but when they had waited for-a-long-time and they saw nothing happen, they changed their minds saying, ‘Why obviously then he is a god.'” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “Those taga Malta continued to wait for Pablo to swell up or fall down suddenly and die. But no. When they had been observing for a long time now and they could observe no change in the appearance of Pablo, they changed their mind. ‘Ah,’ they said, ‘this person really isn’t just an ordinary person. He is one of the gods.'” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)