complete verse (Acts 7:52)

Following are a number of back-translations of Acts 7:52:

  • Uma: “There was not one prophet that was not persecuted by your ancestors long ago. They killed the messengers/apostles of God long ago who said they there would be a righteous Servant of God, that is Yesus. And now, you are the ones who sold this Servant of God to his enemies. You are the ones who killed him!” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “Was there even one prophet who was not persecuted by your forefathers? None. They killed in ancient-times the men whom God told to spread/make-known about the coming of his righteous/straight servant. And when that servant of his had come, you betrayed him and you killed him.” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “Is there even one only of those inspired long ago that were not tortured by our ancestors? There is not any. They killed those whom God sent, those who prophesied a long time ago the arrival of his righteous servant Jesus. And you also know, because this Jesus, the servant of God, you betrayed and you murdered.” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “Was there even one of those prophets whom our ancestors didn’t persecute? Definitely none. Even those who prophesied the coming of the holy Messiah who served God, they killed (them). And as for you, you betrayed and killed the Messiah.” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “IsnĀ­t it so that as for the prophets of the past, there wasn’t one who was not caused to suffer by those ancestors of yours? And they even killed those God caused to tell concerning the coming of his righteous Servant Jesus. Well as for you now, you are the ones who as-it-were traded that Jesus. You are the ones who caused him to be killed,” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)