complete verse (Acts 7:49)

Following are a number of back-translations of Acts 7:49:

  • Uma: “The Lord God says: ‘The sky is my seat, and the earth is my stepping-on-place. What kind of house do you want to build for me? Where would be fitting to become my staying house?” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “‘Heaven is the-chair/where-I-sit to rule. And the earth is the-resting-place for my feet. You cannot make a house where I live, and you also cannot make a stopping/resting place for me,’ God said.” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “‘God says, ‘Heaven is where I sit, and earth is where I place my feet. There is no house that you can build that would hold me. You also cannot build a proper place for me to rest” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “‘In heaven is where I sit to rule, and the world, that’s where-I-stretch-out-my-legs. Therefore whatever house you build, it will not suffice as a place-for-me-to-stay.” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “”The heavens really are my seat in kingship. The world is just the stepping-stool of my feet,’ says God. ‘What kind of house could you make to house me? Or what place is fitting for me as my resting place,” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)