complete verse (Acts 7:2)

Following are a number of back-translations of Acts 7:2:

  • Uma: “Stefanus answered: ‘Relatives, fathers! Please listen to my words! Long ago, when our ancestors Abraham was still in the land of Mesopotamia, before he moved to the village of Haran, God who has great power appeared to that ancestor of ours,” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “Estepan answered, he said, ‘My brothers and parents, listen to me. I will remind you about what our (incl.) forefathers did in the ancient-past/long ago. The God who is praised appeared hep to our (incl.) forefather Ibrahim when he was living in Mesopotamiya. He had not yet lived in Haran.” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “And Stephen answered saying, ‘You, the elders and my brethren, listen to my words to you. Long ago our ancestor Abraham, the all-powerful God appeared to him while Abraham still lived in the land of Mesopotamia before he had transferred to the village of Haran.” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “Esteban answered and he said, ‘Brothers and elders, please hear what I say to you. Long ago, the honored/praised and dazzling God appeared to our ancestor Abraham when he was staying in Mesopotamia when he had not-yet moved to go to Haran.” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “Esteban replied, saying, ‘My elders and brethren, please listen well to what I will say. God who is extremely praiseworthy went-to-see/meet our forefather Abraham, when he was still in Mesopotamia, not yet having moved to Haran.” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)