complete verse (Acts 6:2)

Following are a number of back-translations of Acts 6:2:

  • Uma: “That’s why the twelve apostles of the Lord Yesus called all the followers of Yesus to gather together, and they said to them: ‘It is not good if we (excl.) are the ones to organize the distribution of food, because we (excl.) will not have enough time to carry the Word of God.” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “So the twelve commissioned ones summoned/called all the followers of Isa to gather. And they said to them, ‘It is not suitable/right if we (excl.) leave the proclaiming of God’s word/message in order that we (excl.) will distribute/divide the money for expenses.” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “And then the apostles gathered together all the believers, and they said, ‘It is not good if we, the apostles, we abandon teaching the word of God so that we might divide up that which is given to help.” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “Therefore the apostles, they gathered-together all the believers in Jesus and they said to them, ‘It is inappropriate if we (excl.) are distributing the money and we (excl.) are ignoring our (excl.) work of preaching the word of God.” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “Therefore what those twelve apostles did was, they assembled all the believers and they said, ‘It isn’t possible/acceptable that we (excl.) apostles turn our (excl.) backs on teaching the word of God to give attention to the distributing of aid.” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)